Here's How You Can Deal With People You Don't Like
In life we meet all kinds of people; people who we love to bits and people whom we dislike with every fiber of our being. Although we would love to live in a perfect world where everybody likes each other and there are no conflicts, one where everyone thinks alike, but, alas, this is the world we have. To make the most of our time here and not lose our cool with people who tick us off here are some ways in which you can deal with people you don't like.
Lower You Expectations
Sometimes it so happens that we have high expectations from the people around us. We have these expectations because we can live up to them and feel that if we can do it others can too, and when they can't live up to our standards we begin to dislike them. That is precisely where the fault lies. We need to understand that not everyone functions the way we do. Everybody is tuned in to their own frequency. So understanding this fact will make us empathetic towards other and will not breed hatred.
Accept Not Everyone Is Likeable
Lowering your expectations and having empathy towards others still doesn't mean that you are going to like them. You can try as hard as you want, but somehow for reasons you might not understand there will always be a few people you just cannot like. Accept it! Don't push yourself into liking them, or chances are that you trying too hard might actually lead you to end up severely disliking them.
Maintain A Level Of Civility
A smart person is one who knows how to be civil with people no matter what their feelings towards them are. Not liking someone doesn't give you the liberty to behave in any way you want with them. You cannot forgo social norms. You cannot be mean. Respect people you dislike just as much as you respect those that you like. Just because someone is unkind to you, you need not stoop down to their level. You are better than that!
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Keep A Safe Distance
At times, the best solution you as a smart individual can apply to deal with people you don't like is by distancing yourself from them. If a colleague annoys you, try moving your seat away from theirs or sitting far away from them in a meeting. If it's an acquaintance in a social gathering, keep yourself busy with others so that you don't have to talk to the one you don't like. Just try and maintain a decent distance from them as and when possible. Trust me it will really help you keep your cool!
Apply these tips to keep your cool and be sensible the next time you have to deal with people you don't like.