‘He’s just SO annoying’
‘I can’t believe she just said that’
‘If I have to look at his stupid face again I’ll punch it’
‘I just can’t be in the same room as her any more’
Sometimes in life you meet a person who just rubs you up the wrong way. They wind you up, push your buttons, irritate, annoy and sometimes enrage you. They aren’t so awful that everyone around you shuns them, but they drive you nuts.
Often, we can organize our lives so we don’t have to be around people like that much.
But sometimes, that isn’t possible. Maybe that annoying person is a new colleague at work or perhaps a friend’s new partner. You can’t get away or avoid them. You have to deal with them.
So what can you do?
Here’s a three-step strategy for dealing with difficult people. (more…)