Realize that annoying people are inevitable. But do understand that continuing to be passive and let yourself be repeatedly filled with rage will only harm your own life and well-being.
Be it battling bureaucratic red tapes to dealing with professional time wasters, annoying people are a fact of life and no matter how much we detest dealing with them, there is no escaping them.
They treat you either condescendingly or angrily, flouting your well-meaning logic with sentiment, anger, power or authority. Analyse the Source of Annoyingness Image Source Usually the annoyingness of a person is not all encompassing.
There is a particular detail in the character that specifically annoys or offends you. Once you identify and pinpoint that source, then it becomes much easier to deal with. Once you have analysed the specific area in which the person appears most irritating, divert and channel that energy into something more productive.
Eventually, even the annoying person will realize that it is more fun to be fun that it is to be annoying.
Exaggerated expressions Image Source Deal with absurd behaviour as peculiarly as you can. Perhaps the person will realize how stupid they sound or recognize their own idiosyncrasies reflected in your consequent behaviour. Say that whatever is causing them distress is absolutely outrageous and you cannot bear such injustice happening in the world.
If they seem bewildered by your reaction, then know that you are proceeding correctly. Make loud appreciative noises while they are talking, nod your head vigorously to agree with them and vehemently join in protest when they disagree with something.
Be patronizingly proud to their boasts and demean anyone in the world they have a problem with, even if it is yourself. One can only hope that the hint will penetrate the skull of the annoyer and they will emerge a more decent, bearable person.
If not, they will avoid you for sure, solving your problem either way. Feign a coughing fit Image source It was a good day. You had been feeling very light and happy till you ran into some self-righteous arse who just had to regale you with the merits and demerits of the current generation.
With a sinking feeling you feel your good mood shrinking and a terrible headache taking its place. When desperate, seek desperate measures.
Give back as good as you get Image source This idea comes from the celebrated British crime novelist Agatha Christie. In one of her short stories, a hapless man is stuck with a loud mouthed, rude, inconsiderate jerk who refuses anyone else to get in a word while he is talking.
And he is talking all the time. The protagonist starts talking equally loudly, interrupting the man at crucial points of his story to make his own points.
Once the man said he went camel riding in Egypt. This fellow exuberantly started listing all facts about camels known to man.
Each time the man tried to tell a story, he was rudely interrupted by a barrage of useless facts and anecdotes that somehow were related to what he was saying. Has this inspired you yet?"Some workers love being known as the office gossip, as it is a warped view of 'information is power,'" says Taylor.
"Politely excuse yourself from the rumor mill, explaining you have work to do. Good leaders need to know how to work with a variety of people -- even the ones they wish they could just fire. They have to be able to motivate underperformers, collaborate with annoying.
People often ask us how they can get rid of the mosquitoes that are in their yard or home.
By the time you have a large mosquito population to deal with, you are too late to deal. ; work smart; 10 Annoying, Irritating, And Absolutely Unbearable Co-Worker Behaviors That You Deal With Every Day Oh look, your coworker’s changing his pants in his cubicle again. Hearing people, eh? You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them.
Of course, the term ‘hearing people’ only really exists in the deaf world, because hearing folk generally see themselves as being, simply, ‘people.’. Thank you, JRDSkinner, miriam and Susan! I’m not a local, but I do plan on coming back for Balticon next year.
I love the people I see there too much to stay away. 🙂 I would love to meet all of you next year.