Realize that annoying people are inevitable. But do understand that continuing to be passive and let yourself be repeatedly filled with rage will only harm your own life and well-being.
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Stop spiraling. When someone is really getting under your skin, we have a tendency to think extensively about why that person is doing so. It perpetuates the cycle. Blame your excuse on yourself.
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If someone insists on repeatedly showing you stupid YouTube videos or otherwise annoying you throughout your day, just tell them that you need to focus right now but that you can maybe talk later. Stop creating stories in your head as to why someone is doing something to you.
Realize that the more annoyed you get will not make them stop any sooner. People have a strange tendency to let themselves get annoyed for the sake of seeing how far someone can push them so they can really gauge how horrible they are and they have legitimate reason to hate them.
De-friend and unfollow. Call them out. Tell them all the ways their life is great and how they have nothing to complain about so they should probably stop doing so before they really have something terrible happen.
Also, it gives you an excuse to ignore them. Just zone out. Think about something that makes you really happy, or just make jokes about the people who are annoying you in your mind … but keep them in your mind. Just tell them that they are annoying.
My best friend and I do this, and it works beautifully. But for other instances, just tell them: you are not fat. Your life is not that bad. Can I step in front of you?
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Why are you so angry all the time? Why do you feel the need to share and express your political opinions on Facebook so frequently? Show them how they are annoying. This is sometimes the only thing to do when telling them that they are annoying fails.
Give them a little taste of their own medicine. It will be a wake up call. This is a classic kind of annoying person… the one who is always looking to one-up you.
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Just let them win. Understand what you have to stomach. This applies to people like your boss, too. You need to keep your job and respect your family. Play their game. I told her I did it in response to her. She was shocked at how frequently she prompted me to do that, and the situation was resolved.
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