How to deal with difficult people at school

School is the best time of our lives, but it does not hold true for everybody because they have had to deal with some very difficult people. These are a few ways in which one can deal with difficult people at school.

Know what you are dealing with

It is always important to know what task we have at our hands before we go on about it. Try to understand the person who is bothering you so much. This may be difficult but it is a very important step in saving yourself from facing the same problem everyday. Know who they are and how much power do they have and what are their limitations. Also, try to find a motive behind their actions. This will help you avoid the problem altogether by making small changes in your normal livelihood. Talk to them about it clearly and let them know that you are open to suggestions.

Be polite but firm

It is easy to get annoyed at people who are making our lives difficult, but it will not get us anywhere. Annoying such people would spell trouble for you; hence, try to be as calm as possible. When you know a person is intentionally annoying you, don’t give him the satisfaction that they have got under your skin. Do not lose your temper, when you have to confront such a person, do it politely. You should not be pushed around by them and must stay firm but this should be done without getting into any altercation.

Avoid them, have company

The last option you have when a person continues to create difficulties relentlessly is to avoid him. This should be done without showing any hint of arrogance which if shown will act as further provocation for the person to take revenge. If they annoy you incessantly, always move with some company. A lone person is a soft target for such people, having company will deter them and protect you. Also, take advice from other people who have had the same problem and learn from their experience. Share your problem only with your close friends; otherwise, it will surely reach the ears of the bully.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

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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