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How to deal with cheap people

From office to family, our known surroundings are packed with cheap people. It is best to describe them as individuals who care little for emotions of others. Their insensitive behavior pretty much hurts everyone around. If the person is not making much difference to the way you live or act, then do ignore them. However, if they are getting to your nerves, then time has come that you learn a few ways of dealing with them.

Breathe deeply

Overtly spiritual as it may sound, yet deep breathing is something that really helps. There is hardly any dearth of cheap people around. It is their tendency to pass offensive remarks or make fun of things that may end up hurting others. However, before you charge at the person directly breaking his nose in the process, take some time to think and decide. There is no better way to deal with cheap people, just give it a thought! Are these people worth your time and precious energy? By answering a rude remark, you unconsciously get closer to the person making it. It is never good to share ranks with them. Hence, deal with the situation smartly. Avoid getting angry, take a deep breath and just overlook the comment. Apart from helping you vent the anger out, it also offers some peace of mind.


Make your resentments known

Cheap people can be dealt quiet effectively by speaking the stuff out in a manner that is both firm and yet smart. Keeping mum isn’t the only solution around. At times, you just as well need to speak out. There are hundreds of freaky people who refuse to stop behaving like a jerk especially when their attitude goes unnoticed by others. This is exactly where these cheap folks need to be taught a lesson.

Let us now try and explain the point with the help of a small example. Suppose there is a particular project you have been working for quiet sometime now, one that impressed your bosses and seniors. Now what if a co worker suddenly barges into the scene and takes the credit for all your hard work? Should you allow the person to get away with it? Of course not and especially when the person at the other end is an insensitive and heartless goon. Find smart ways of getting back on him. The best you can do is, ask puzzling questions about the project. It is quiet obvious that the guy will start stammering and fumbling for words. The boss is sure to pick up clues from this unnatural behavior.


Divert your attention

This is one of the best solutions when it comes to facing a cheap and insensitive guy outside your known territory, on the road or at the store. Since you don’t know the guy, there is little you can do to mend his ways. It is always better to ignore such people whenever you meet them outside. Keep your attention diverted to other things. In fact if you have a particularly annoying relative coming over, then this strategy is sure to work wonders. The home is usually packed with so many options to divert your attention. Consider switching your phone’s music system on or using the T.V as probable options. You should always remember that some people are jerks right since their birth. There is no point getting your stress levels high trying to teach them a lesson. Start ignoring them and utilize the effort and time in something more productive.


Use humor

You might consider this absurd, yet imagination and humor are two of the most important weapons in your battle against the cheap person. Simply go overboard with your reactions to make the person understand the insensitivity of his or her ways. Whenever a person throws a particularly humiliating remark, it automatically generates feelings of revenge in the person at the receiving end. Hence, the moment you can feel you anger levels rising, go ahead and do something really stupid which would have otherwise been unthinkable of. It needs to be borne in mind that doing so is not as easy as it is said. You have to pull yourself away from the feelings of anger. Switch to your humorous self and you can feel the anger oozing away in a matter of seconds. Imagine yourself throwing a cake on the cheap person’s face and you are sure to break into a smile. Things will get alright sooner than expected.


Look for mistakes on your part

Harsh as it may sound, yet more often than not, the reason behind a person’s anger has something to do with our own insensitivities. The person on the street may have misbehaved because you hurt him accidentally. On a similar note, your insulting a person within the common circle of friends might have turned the person hostile towards you.

Hence, whenever a person behaves rudely with you, before blaming him downright, try and look for possible loopholes within yourself. Had I said or done something to hurt the person? This is the first question that you should ask. Well, there are times when we tend to become so absorbed with ourselves that we simply overlook a person when he or she bumps into us. It is a common scenario at social gatherings or parties. However, with a little thinking, you can always overcome the problems.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Author, Publisher & Global Speaker at DrPrem.com
Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.
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