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20 Quotes About Dealing With Disturbing People

20 Quotes About Dealing With Disturbing People

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in conflict. Even if you lead a drama-free life, you may still encounter disturbing people. These can be bullies, weirdos, threatening individuals and downright dangerous individuals. Dealing with characters like this, as you might imagine, can be hard work, and may leave us second-guessing ourselves or that choices we made. These quotes, though, should help you easily leave this problem behind and give yourself the kind of future that you were hoping for.

  1. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer
  2. “The way to beat them is to stop fighting them.” – Miranda Bailey
  3. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault
  4. “Never sacrifice your class to get even with someone who has none; let them have you gutter, you take the high road!” -Unknown
  5. “Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves; because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.” – Yaira N
  6. “Pay no attention to what critics say. A statue has never been erected to a critic.” – Jean Sibelius
  7. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain
  8. “Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.” -Unknown
  9. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita Von Tesse
  10. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, some time in your life.” – Winston Churchill
  11. “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem
  12. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” – Carl Jung
  13. “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner
  14. “If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” – John Lubbock
  15. Seek the best in everyone you meet. Seek the worst when dealing with yourself.” – Sasha Azevedo
  16. “We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.” – Terry Brooks
  17. “If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.” – Georges Courteline
  18. “I just know how to deal with the players different now. You’ve got to learn as a coach, and especially first year with new players, which buttons to push, and how to push them, and when to push them.” – Sam Mitchell
  19. “I am trying to push people’s buttons and see how they respond to things.  We are trying to create tension situations like in a game and trying to get guys to fight through some of that stuff.” – Brian Joyce
  20. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” – Goi Nasu

As you can see, the world gives us many unique opportunities to deal with these issues. The best way to do this is by having a strong perspective, and a clear understanding of what you need to do. With these quotes, you’ll be able to reflect on past experiences and see various solutions in the future.  

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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