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How to deal with selfish people

Selfish people think of nobody else but themselves. Their whole life revolves around themselves. They believe only in their own benefit, even if it means harming others. Dealing with such people can be very difficult. However, if you need to adjust with s

Selfish people think of nobody else but themselves. Their whole life revolves around themselves. They believe only in their own benefit, even if it means harming others. Dealing with such people can be very difficult. However, if you need to adjust with selfish people, follow the five tips given here.

Talk to them

Selfish people are mean and the only way to bear with their nature is by staying cool and having patience. If you really need your relationship to stay intact, you have to communicate your feelings to them. Therefore, it is better to talk about their selfishness. Be gentle and ask them the reason for their selfishness and rudeness. Make them realize that nobody in this world is perfect and they do not need to have a negative feeling toward everyone. Tell them that we all need to help each other and live together in harmony. If you are able to convey your feelings to them, it might be possible that they would tell you how they feel and why do they behave in such a way. Then, if there is a problem, both of you can solve it together.

 

Understand their feelings

Many times, certain circumstances in a person’s life are responsible for their behavior. Therefore, you cannot blame a selfish person without knowing the reason behind it. It might be possible that some personal incidences in that person’s life have forced him to become like that. So, be sensitive about others feelings. Search for the real reason. Try to understand the real facts associated with their behavior and then sort out the problem. Remove their misconceptions as well as fears and encourage them to embrace life with a positive attitude. Make them realize that you are there to help them out.

 

Do not interact too much

Selfish people are bound to hurt everyone with their words and actions. Therefore, if none of your trials work, it is better to make your interactions as limited as possible. You do not need to totally cut off the relationship, but just set limits so that they do not get enough chance to show their selfishness. If at all you need to interact with them for some reasons, keep your conversation light and to the point. Do not provoke them to exhibit their selfish nature. Just be normal, share some jokes, laugh over something funny and let them be on their own.

 

Set certain limits

You cannot let the selfish person hurt you every now and then. Therefore, if you need to maintain a relationship with such a person, it is better to set certain limits. Clearly explain to them what you want. If any unpleasant situation arises, do not keep the painful feeling in your heart. Tell them what you did not like and ask them the reason for their behavior. You have to make them realize that their wrong behavior is not at all acceptable and you would not tolerate it in the future. This will not only keep your relationship between safe boundaries, but also help the selfish people to be responsible for what they do.

 

Keep a distance

It is absolutely no use maintaining a relationship with a person who does not respect others’ feelings. Selfish people live for themselves. Therefore, in order to stay away from all those negative feelings, it is better to keep a distance from them. Their rudeness and negative attitude can even spoil your behavior. So, just make it clear that you would not be able to tolerate their selfish nature any more and that you no longer want to stay in contact. Always try to be associated with people who love to spread happiness. This will keep you happy and fill you with a positive feeling toward life.

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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