You’re never going to escape rudeness. To make matters worse, it often comes from people you’d least expect to put you down.
When faced with rudeness, there can be a great deal of temptation to snap back with something similarly hurtful. But when you do that, you’ve lost the battle and open up the floor for some real relationship-damaging retorts.
THERE IS ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF WHILE REMAINING POSITIVE AND IN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.
HERE ARE 5 PHRASES YOU CAN RESPOND TO RUDENESS WITH TO DO JUST THAT.
If your desire to snap back with something equally hurtful is too strong, maybe the best course of action is to take a step back.
In addition to preventing an angry outburst on your part, it also forces the other person to think about what they’ve just said in silence. They want a reaction but all they’ll get is a mirror of sorts.
Do you have any tactics for dealing with rude individuals? Let us know in the comments!