Above all, don’t let your emotions take over. Communication with unfamiliar people is not always enjoyable. It depends on many factors, but one thing is important to understand for sure; if you have a rude person in front of you, there should be no condescension—your attention; here are four effective phrases that instantly act on the rude and disarm them.
When someone is rude to us, the first reaction is, of course, to be rude in response. But do not stoop to the level of a rude person; it is better to take him by surprise. Just listen to him, and then say thank you, turn around, and walk away. Thus, you show that the rude person’s words did not hook you at all and that you are still in control of the situation.
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2. Where does so much negativity come from in you?
If communicating with a person, you notice that he constantly uses some negative attitudes and switches to rudeness, you ask him the question in his face; where does so much negativity come from in you?
First, it will take the person by surprise, and secondly, you will show that you notice all the rude person’s negative attacks. Thus, you will shift the general attention to where it should be – to your abuser. By the way, this can help him get out of the destructive path.
3. And what answer do you want to hear?
When your interlocutor starts to be rude and insult, ask him: “What answer do you want to hear?” This often makes the person reflect on their words and behavior. And he may not have an answer, while you will have the opportunity to challenge him to a frank conversation to point out unworthy behavior and, possibly, even understand its reasons. If, of course, you need it.
4. Let’s talk about it tomorrow
When dealing with rude people, it is important not to give in to emotions because they expect this from you. Even if you are very hooked by your interlocutor’s words, do not rush to respond in kind. Just say you’ll talk about it tomorrow. Such a reaction will definitely perplex the rude person, and, most likely, he will want to cancel your meeting the next day.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle