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How to deal with greedy people

Greed is one of the worst aspects that human beings can possess. Nobody likes a greedy person. People try to avoid them; but, it's just a temporary solution. Here are some effortless ways to handle greedy people in your everyday life.

Greed is one of the worst aspects that human beings can possess. Nobody likes a greedy person. People try to avoid them; but, it’s just a temporary solution. Here are some effortless ways to handle greedy people in your everyday life.

Recognize the reason

Greediness might be found in your family members, partner, relatives, friends, colleagues, classmates, neighbors, or any other loved ones. It describes the attitude of a person about his/her feelings towards others. Greediness is a bad character, but that doesn’t mean that greedy people are bad. They could not appreciate others grow better than themselves. Some people would have become greedy due to their current situations and circumstances. If you don’t realize the reason for their greediness, you could lose their relationship forever. That’s the reason why you should understand the reason for someone’s greediness first. If you find it to be a temporary behavior, the greedy person will turn back to their good character once they get rid of their unfavorable circumstances. If someone is greedy right from their childhood, it’s quite difficult to live with them.

Be polite

Anyone who knows how to maintain a cool attitude during unfavorable circumstances, can deal with greedy people easily. You may come to know about someone’s greediness through others. At such situations, don’t get angry and make arguments with him/her. Stay calm and find the reason for his/her deleterious behavior. In most cases, greedy people will approach you in a casual and friendly manner, as if they had never spoken anything ill about you. Always be polite with someone who is being greedy about your growth, wealth, and prosperity. If you can’t stay calm, at least pretend to be it. Because, if they recognize your tension, they might take advantage of it. In case, if they try to mock you by any means, take it easy and leave the place.

Accept them as they are

One of the most important steps in dealing with greedy people is that you should accept them as they are. For instance, consider the human body. There are many differences in its shape, size, and structure. Some people are stout, tall, and handsome, while some other are short, lean, and ugly. Similarly, some people possess good values like love, friendliness, and positivity, while some other possess greed, hate, negativity, selfishness, etc. You cannot change a dwarf person into a tall figure. Similarly, you mustn’t try to change a greedy person into a good person. If they wish to change their attitude, they would do that by themselves. Accept greedy people as they are. If you try to change them, you may end up with hate and disappointments only.

Simply ignore

Ignorance is one of the vital keys to deal with greedy people. If someone is being greedy, simply ignore them as if you were not related to them by any means. If the greedy people are your relatives or loved ones, still ignore them, but for that particular moment or period only. Forget the incidents that had made you feel angry about the greedy people. Forgiveness is a divine quality that human beings can possess. It not only benefits the person whom you forgive, but also relieves you from the trouble you might had with them. Initially, it’s quite difficult to simply ignore the greedy people’s actions and behavior. As you realize the benefits of forgiveness, you will get rid of arduous circumstances and voracious people.

Strengthen your positivity

Majority of people think that they don’t have to do anything, when someone is feeling greedy. In reality, there is a technique that make people feel good about the greedy people as well. It’s positivity. When you focus your attention on the positive qualities of those greedy people, obviously, you will forget their greedy attitude. In fact, when you start to feel positive, greedy people around you will find the good things in yourself. As time goes by, they will change their attitude towards you, which is good for you and for themselves. Diverting your attention on the good qualities of someone will strengthen your positivity as well. It’s one of the easiest solution to deal with greedy people. Initially, you may find it quite difficult to impart these techniques. However, as you practice them, you will master the ways of dealing with greedy people.

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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