Handling someone who really gets on your nerves sounds like a feat, especially if you come in contact with that person every day. You don’t want to be disrespectful, but their behavior can be hard to stomach. Here are 5 ways to handle these people in your life:
“Kill” them with kindness: Though you’d rather release your frustration, it’s important to remember to keep it cool around that person, especially if it’s a boss or a coworker. Maybe you don’t see eye-to-eye, but sinking to their level won’t work.
Detach from them: If they’re too much to handle and you know that staying calm would be a challenge, simply keep your distance and try to let their negative energy roll off your shoulders.
Be brief and to the point: You have to deal with this person, but you don’t have to be their best friend. If you can, plan your interactions ahead of time, know what you’re going to say, and always let them know the amount of time you have to deal with the issue.
Have compassion: Try to put yourself in their shoes. Why are they annoying? There must be something going on with them to make them insecure. If you really think about what that might be, you may find yourself having more patience with them.
– Barbara Bent