Are you having difficulty dealing with critical people around you? If the answer is yes then you are at the right place. You need some real skills to deal with such people. Critical people can always find some ways to spoil the conversation you are having with them. Such people can never encourage or compliment the people around them. I know that no one wants to hang around with critical and judgmental people but we cannot avoid them if they are the part of our family or work place. In this article I have laid down some tips that will help you to handle unhealthy criticism.
1. Don`t Take the Criticism Personally
Always remember that critical people relate in a same manner with everyone. So it is not advised to take their comments personally. Such people behave in a negative manner because of their own system of beliefs. The problem does not lie with you but within the person you are dealing with.
2. Don`t Ask For Their Advice
Never ask for opinions from people who are critical in nature. Such people will always give their opinion even if you are not asking for their help. So it’s better not to discuss important matters in front of judgmental people.
3. Ignore Unhealthy Criticism
Learn to ignore unnecessary criticism. It`s better to maintain your peace and don`t react to critical comments. Your anger or irritation will only invite more negative comments. Sooner or later your communication will end up into a heated and ugly argument. Don`t take part in such arguments and respond with 1-2 liner answers. You can`t change the person you are talking to but it is your responsibility to resist the negativity.
4. Be Kind To Critical People
Critical people always need your kindness. Have you read or heard this beautiful quote – “The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.”
It may look like that a critical person does not deserve your kindness, but have you ever thought why critical people are full of negativity? Why it`s is very hard for such people to cultivate a positive attitude in their life. This is because they have not received the love and encouragement in their life for which they have longed for. So it is very important to be emotionally generous with critical people. It is a good idea to drop them a compliment or make them smile.
If you are surrounded with difficult personalities then I would recommend you to start with one of the tips mentioned in this article and apply it personally in your life. You may not get immediate results but with persistency you will definitely see long-term positive changes in your relationships.
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