Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.
The important thing to remember is that you are in control far more than you realize. Here are some highlights from Dr. Travis Bradberry’s article: Set Limits. Rise Above. Stay Aware of their Emotions. Establish Boundaries. Don’t die in the fight. Don’t focus on problems–only solutions. Don’t forget. Squash Negative Self-Talk. Get Some Sleep. Use Their Support System.
Bring It All Together. Before you get this system to work brilliantly, you’re going to have to pass some tests. Most of the time, you will find yourself tested by touchy interactions with problem people. Thankfully, the plasticity of the brain allows it to mold and change as you practice new behaviors, even when you fail. Implementing these healthy, stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people will train your brain to handle stress more effectively and decrease the likelihood of ill effects.
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