3 Strategies That Will Help You Deal With Rude Behavior
As it appears, people tend to use sarcastic comments more and more. It is not nice hearing someone saying to you something like “Well, you’ve got a good look for your age.” However, you should not let these people make you feel bad.
The Michigan State University conducted a study and revealed that people are becoming very rude. So, people who got sarcastic comments and put-downs wasted their energy trying to find out what the other side is intending.
As a result, they were exhausted and unable to control their emotions. So, you have to learn how to handle sarcastic and rude people. (1)
1. Do Not Give Away Your Power
When you let other people control the way you behave, feel, or think, you allow them to have control over you. Of course, you would not like to let the snarky comments influence you.
If there is a person in your life that is giving too sarcastic comments, do not give them too much space in your life. Take deep breaths in order to stay calm, and make sure to walk away from a certain situation to keep yourself safe.
2. Stay True to Your Values
When you are a mentally strong person, you know your own values, and you try to live according to them. It is very important to maintain an integrity if you want to have inner peace.
Do not let yourself to act as others do, hold your head high, and remember that you are a bigger person than they are.
3. Learn When to Shut Up and When to Speak Up
A person who is strong mentally knows when they should show they have a lot of confidence and speak up, but also they are aware that sometimes, the smartest thing to do is to ignore the sarcastic comments.
You should not be interested in getting the last word or arguing about the thing they have said. You can try a direct communication, for instance, say something like “I saw you rolling your eyes, are you worried about something?”
If you are in a meeting, and someone of gives sarcastic comments about your opinion or idea, do not pay them attention, instead, talk to people who are interested in what you have said. Focus on the positive people.
You need to build your “mental muscle” if you want to be able to handle tough situations and sarcastic people in a healthy way. Keep in mind that if you are in a toxic environment, you may need to get out of it completely because it can seriously affect your health.