6 Great Ways to Neutralize Annoying People
by Kate Nasser |
Are there people at work or in your personal life that goad and annoy you? They provoke you whether they intend to or not.
You can neutralize the personal invader, the busybody, the micro-manager, the patronizer, the idea embezzler, and those who presume.
Add these 6 great ways to your people skills (soft skills) toolkit and neutralize the effect they have on you.
Used consistently instead of emotional responses, neutral responses become your virtual do not disturb signs that don’t insult or block future communication.
6 Great Ways
- To very personal questions:
Silence and look of surprise.
- To the busybody:
“Aren’t you full of questions!”
- To the micro-manager:
- To presumptuous remarks or quips:
“There’s an odd remark.”
- To patronizers:
“You must have little ones at home. I can tell.”
- To those who state your ideas as theirs:
“I’m glad you agree.”
Neutral responses keep your cool while giving others time to realize what they have said or done to you.
To get comfortable using neutral responses, consider that:
- Detouring to their emotional agenda is not valuable to you, your life, or your work.
- It’s not rude to hold your own.
- Inner peace is a gift you give yourself.
Neutral responses show inner strength and inner strength is its own billboard.
From my experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach
What responses have worked well for you in emotional moments? I hope you will share your story and voice in the comments section below.
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