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15 Things to Remember if You Love A Sarcastic Person

15 Things to Remember if You Love A Sarcastic Person

Loving a sarcastic person comes with rewards – and a lot of pain. For the sarcastic other, it takes a unique set of skills to continue to play tricks with other people. How much you can appreciate this depends on how much you know the traits of a sarcastic person.

1. They always make an unforgettable first impression

Meeting a sarcastic person for the first time means you either get appreciated or get castigated by them. How you respond is what will determine how terrible or how interesting the meeting went.

2. They are never direct with their emotions

It is always difficult to know where their allegiance lies or how they express their feelings. “I hate you” could mean “I love you” and “I love you” could mean “I hate you”.

3. They are not always sarcastic

Don’t always assume their cocky persona belies insincerity. Even when they say “you are the most beautiful person in the room” this doesn’t mean they feel otherwise. It is just the unusual and arrogant way they try express their failures.

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4. They do remember everything

They are not so forgetful to remember your embarrassing moments and your failures. In fact they still have souvenirs to prove how terrible you looked or you were when your crush kissed your greatest rival.

5. They show affections with mean comments

The meaner the comment or the remark, the more affection they have for you. Doing this isn’t to break your heart but to eliminate whatever boundaries that exist between you two.

6. They cannot be quickly fooled

Like dogs, they are able to sniff and know who you really are beyond whatever screen you present to them. Perhaps it is because they have irony wired in them; they can perceive any of our pretence from a mile away.

7. They enjoy sarcasm aimed at them

Sarcasm to them is a two way thing. They like it when you make fun of them, because this offers them an opportunity to aim it directly back at you.

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8. They appreciate it when you do not take them too seriously

They see sarcasm or making fun of you as ideal and necessary. They would feel validated and appreciate you more if you do not take their sarcasm so seriously.

9. They are impulsive

Sarcasm is more like an involuntary action. Sometimes it just spills out of them even when they do not mean or intend to throw a joke at you.

10. They can be serious too

Even when they spend so much time mocking others and making fun of them, there are times they are also sincere. Yet it is difficult to discern this because they are used to being sarcastic.

11. They savour any meeting with another sarcastic person

They are always excited about meeting another of their kind as this offers them the opportunity to improve their art and engage in one of those sarcastic duels.

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12. They are not great at offering compliments

They prefer making a situation rather than embracing the idea that you really deserve a compliment. They would make such times to show how sarcastic they can really be.

13. They are not great at accepting compliments

It is difficult to really mean a “thank you” because they see the world just the same way they have presented it to others – nothing is as serious as it seems.

13. They make people uncomfortable around them

People really do not know how to respond to them, because their sense of humour is not always so appealing.

14. They also have feelings

Because they are sarcastic doesn’t make them less emotional or robotic. It is just that they have a way of bottling up their emotions with a sarcastic front.

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15. They are able to speak out

In the real sense sarcastic people are great at reading people’s thoughts and speaking out. While others may hole up their intentions, sarcastic people know how to break the ice and add a little humour with it.

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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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