A love-hate relationship goes hand in hand in life. You can never expect a person being the sweetest turns into a rude person. We often come across people who will criticize you even for a skimpy detail that doesn’t worth a dime to you but they get successful when you lose your temper and retort with anger. In a situation when someone hit you below the belt and really set off your temper, you need to act in calm and composed manner. It’s easier said than done but there are ways dealing with rude people without showing range but with tactic. So to make your comeback easy, we have gathered some useful tips to reply while being positive the next time you encounter rudeness.
1. Reply rudeness with a “THANK YOU.”
A person can make a situation in the favor by replying rudeness with a simple “thank you.” This will speak volume and will make the other person realize that you didn’t let their words affect you. This is also a mature way to acknowledge someone’s thoughtfulness and responding to that with positive actions.
2. Reply with appreciation.
Replying rudeness with rudeness doesn’t make you any different from others. People may want to bring you down to their level with negative remarks but you can turn the table in your favor and not stoop to their level. You can make people believe that you will put thought to their perspective and will try to understand their point in an adult manner. This is an intelligent approach to handle matter with tact without losing your nerves.
3. End the conversation.
You could be in a situation where you find yourself too angry to respond to someone, the best way is to simply end the conversation. You will keep your dignity this way.
4. Give them a calm and collected response.
A calm and collected response will imply that you are ready to handle things sensibly and decently. People encounter such rudeness during group settings and they often lose their temper. But responding rudeness with calm and composure will give them a chance to redeem themselves, they will think of what they have said, and apologize to you in front of your friends, family or co-workers. It will also make clear to them that you would never tolerate uncalled comments.
5. Dealing with rude people with sarcasm.
Sarcasm is a great tactic to tell the other person that you choose not to absorb their negativity. It will make your position clear in a mature way and also will make them realize that you aren’t affected by them.
6. Admitting that they are right.
This will instantly change the game for you and will leave the other person with no words to comeback. It’s not easy to admit that the next person is saying right but sometimes it benefits to cut the venomous conversation.
7. Make them aware of their own toxic behavior.
You can shift focus of the conversation by making them aware of their toxic behavior. There may be others besides you who are as enraged with negativity in the group as you are and telling the toxic people that they always speak negativity will benefit you and others in future. So when they speak again they will think twice before spitting anything negative.
8. Reply rudeness with this statement “I LOVE MYSELF, AND I LOVE YOU, TOO.”
It doesn’t work in every situation but definitely when you are dealing situations with friends, family, and your spouse. If someone close to you is trying to spread negativity then you can have the power to boost positivity in the entire room by saying these words.
9. Catch the offender off-guard with a “LAUGH.”
This works every time, whether professionally or personally. Though, it becomes hard to sustain a smile during an argument but your reaction will definitely catch the offender off-guard.