Everyone hates dealing with rude people. Whether they are your classmate, family or strangers on the street, dealing with rude people can ruin your day.
When working with different people, different types of personalities can rub each other wrong. Sometimes you just have to work with inconsiderate, annoying jerks.
These people seem to be dark spots on our days and they even seem to take up more mind space. Outside of work, it is easy to just walk away from these people. So how do you deal with these kinds of people if your paycheck depends on working with them?
The best way to deal with this issue is to become less angry. More than likely, this person is never going to change, so you have to take it upon yourself to grow and become the bigger person. If you can learn to be less angry, you can learn to not be affected by this person or their actions.
When having to deal with these people, the best thing you can do is stay calm. When you enter into a situation in control of your actions and emotions, you are more likely to choose positive actions. When you get mad, you may be doing or saying something you will regret later.
“Most of the time, a jerk is just a jerk. Not
everyone is out to get you, sometimes
this is just how people treat everyone.”
Even though you may try keeping calm, you can not always avoid getting mad. If you get upset, just make sure that your bad mood does not last long. Do not let the interactions you have with this person ruin your whole day. The best part of learning to be calm in these situation is the effect it has on the other person. If they truly are out to annoy you, the best way to get them back is to stay cool. Do not give someone the satisfaction of getting you upset.
Taking a step back and reexamining the situation might be the healthiest step. Sometimes you are at fault and getting annoyed is making the situation worse. Looking at how you treat someone and adjusting your attitude can be the smartest choice. Even if you are right, if you lose your temper you can end up being the rude and unreasonable one. Most of the time, a jerk is just a jerk. Not everyone is out to get you, sometimes this is just how people treat everyone.
Getting angry every time you have to deal with these people, does nothing but harm you. Which makes it easier to get you mad the next time. When you start a cycle of anger, it takes less and less to get you angry. Instead of getting mad at someone like this, feel sorry for them. Jerks are often people who feel bad about themselves.