Friday, September 22, 2017

Dealing with Difficult People and Responding Not Reacting to Them

by DrJudy on

Dealing with Difficult People? Here’s another idea for you on dealing with difficult people in your life.

LEARNING TO RESPOND NOT REACT IN DEALING WITH PEOPLE

Whenever you are handling the behavior of difficult people it is vital that you always aim to respond rather than react to their behavior. In terms of our interactions with other people we are either responding or reacting during these interactions.

So what is the difference between responding and reacting?

THE POWER OF RESPONDING TO THOSE DIFFICULT PEOPLE

In simple terms, a response is a deliberately thought out action in handling the difficult behavior of the other person.

A response is about taking your time and determining carefully how you will proceed in dealing with people and their behavior. When you respond you remain in control of your own behavior.

A response also is about change and requesting other people to make changes in their behavior.

It helps you keep calm in the stormy and unsettling waters of dealing with difficult people in your working life and also in your personal life.

THE FOLLY OF REACTING TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE

On the other hand, a reaction is knee-jerk and is lacking in thought and clear decision-making. It often involves doing or saying something that you later regret. It is not about influencing the behavior of others to make changes.

So how can you work on responding rather than simply reacting to those difficult people and difficult conversations?

ONE TECHNIQUE FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Among many techniques to help you, here is one technique that will start you moving in the right direction to responding more and reacting less. Here is what you do. Whenever someone exhibits behavior that you find difficult then PAUSE, BREATHE, THINK AND THEN SPEAK.

You’ve heard the old saying ‘count to ten’. This saying is really an example of responding rather than reacting. When you force yourself to count slowly to ten by pausing, breathing, thinking and then speaking you are well on your way to greater control in developing your skills in responding not reacting to the difficult person and their difficult behavior.

MORE IDEAS ON DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

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