It’s almost impossible to hold yourself back when someone is being abruptly rude to you, for absolutely no reason. Even when we make mistakes, we do accept being corrected rather than being spoken to in a terrible way.
Words can hurt more than a sword. There are things we don’t have much control over. Other peoples words and actions are examples. Some people just really like being mean for no apparent reason and it’s tough to not react. But you should know that your response gives them the power to hurt you even more.
So today we bring to you 5 polite phrases that will disarm a rude person instantly, without you having to stoop to their level of being mean and inconsiderate. Remember, your reaction defines who you are.
The 5 phrases are:
1. “Thank You”
Even though this might seem to be a really basic gesture, it is very powerful. Being rude to someone who is being rude to you will leave both of you on the same level. There won’t be any difference between the two of you. So you shouldn’t be rude to someone in return. Rather than doing that, thank them for saying mean words. This will take away the power to hurt you from them. When you thank them, you are turning their criticism into something constructive and letting them know that you won’t let their negativity inside your mind. Be the better and the bigger person!
2. “You’re Right”
That’s the quickest way, and also the most decent way, to ask someone to shut up. It’s better to just tell them that you agree with them rather than arguing with them and trying to prove a point. People who like being rude to others clearly aren’t open to others perspectives. So no matter what you say or do, they just won’t be ready to listen, neither will they stop being rude. So just pretend like you get their point and move on. Talking to someone who isn’t willing to listen is like talking to a wall.
3. “You’re Hurting My Feelings”
When someone does something wrong, you should let them know rather than keeping it to yourself. People should know that their words are hurtful and that they need to mend their manners. A lot of times, people do not intend to come across as rude, but maybe in the riff of things they just say something unknowingly to hurt you. In such situations, it is your responsibility to be verbal and let them know that something they said or did was not welcomed by you. This way they will be careful in choosing their words next time when they are talking to you.
4. “I Think We Should Stop This Conversation Here”
A lot of people are just mean by nature and there isn’t a lot that you can do about it. But what you can do is put yourself out of that situation. When you see that a person has begun to say things that are offending you, then just be very open and tell them that you aren’t interested in that conversation. Ask them to either change the topic or leave. Some people are just rude and it is your duty to stop them from being deliberately mean to you. This way, the person will also behave themselves and stay in their lane next time. When it comes to self respect, you should know where to draw the line if the speaker fails to do it.
5. “You Always Have Something Negative To Say, Don’t You?”
If you speak to a person who just generally loves to demean other people, very subtly let them know that they emit negativity and that isn’t a good thing. Call them out and let them know that they need to mend their manners. Just make sure you’re saying this with a smile on your face. Make them notice that they do say negative things and they spread negativity, and maybe they will try to have more positive look on things when they speak to you next time….