Some people you can avoid, and others you can’t. How do you deal with those negative people you have to see every day, when there is no way to get around that? Here are some pointers.
1. Know it’s their problem, not yours. Negative people have a habit of making you feel that whatever has gone wrong is YOUR fault. Well, know it’s not. And remind yourself that you don’t have to fall for their manipulations. They are probably very unhappy people who make a fuss about everything.
2. Keep detached. Try to not get into an emotional interchange with them. Be as objective as possible. Toxic people know how to get under your skin, but you don’t have to let them. When they say something outrageous, don’t react. Just count to ten under your breath, and walk away, if necessary.
3. Expect the unexpected. Nothing is out of bounds for toxic people so get ready for whatever they try to dish out. If you know they will look for new ways to get under your skin, and whatever they try to do you are prepared not to let it phase you, then it will be easier to dodge their shenanigans.