How to deal with insane people

Tips to maintain your cool when surrounded by insane people

Nobody would have any problem with insane people if they didn’t make others around them insane too. It is easy to sympathize with someone poor state of mental health, but it is hard to bear them. However, most of us, at one time or another, find ourselves in situations where we have to deal with insane people.

5 Tips to deal with insane people

Insane people may be dangerous for themselves or to the people in their surroundings. Dealing with these types of people is really tough and needs proper study in it. One must just try to stay as far as possible from them to maintain the dignity in their life. Here are few ways to tackle with such people.

1. Move out of the scene


It is not very safe to be in touch with insane people throughout one’s life. A time comes in life when one has to get detached from the mentally unstable person. One just needs to behave in such a way that his talks does not affect you in any way and that you are unbothered about his talks. Just ignore him. Insane people have the tendency to attract attention of people who react to their behavior and talks. They get their enthusiasm and power from these types of reacting people who get affected by these insane peoples’ talks and actions. The best way to deal with them is to cut off all emotional attachments with them and turn a deaf ear to their gossips. This will simply keep you away from the insanity world.

2. Most of the fault lie with them

Sometimes it is noticed that insane people behave irrationally with you. It is not because of your behavior of actions always. You must know as to what exactly went wrong and why is that person behaving irrationally. These insane people get frustrated and angry upon little things and get on the nerves of other people at times. This type of behavior may have various reasons. They are generally insecure about themselves and so pour out their frustrations on others close to them. These reactions may be attached to any past event or act in their life. So the normal person should not be tensed and confused as to what he has done. In reality the fault does not lie in him.

3. Move on

one must not waste time on tolerating such crazy people

It is often seen that insane people seem to trouble the lives of the normal people to a very high extent. It is beyond the capacity of a normal person to bear the difficulties. The wisest decision is to move on with life and get away from that insane person somehow. Due to these types of people one’s mood, work, health as well as life is abruptly affected. Life is too short to live and enjoy so one must not waste time on tolerating such crazy people. A thought may arise in the minds of many that it is not as easy as it is said. But to put it short, a toxic environment is not viable for one to survive peacefully. It damages the self respect and also puts one on slippery grounds.

4. Develop coping strategies

These insane people are nothing but wastage of time for normal people. They must be ignored as much as possible. They are typical drains who strain out all the energy from a normally living human being. A way to escape from these types of people is to get in close contact with radiators. Radiators are nothing but a person who helps you gain the energy and eventually makes you feel enthusiastic. Exposure to these radiators can be beneficial and to some extent keep you away from the insane lot.

5. Don’t stoop to their level

Don't stoop to their level

It should always be kept in mind that one must not stoop to the level of the insane people. They are typically irrational. One must act smartly with a certain type of class and have the dignified attitude. A saying goes like “let barking dogs bark”. This means that if someone does a wrong deed then the rational person would not follow his way and do what he thinks is right for him. One should not fall to the level of these types of people and affect the prestige of one’s name. This act might mean that you are bothered with what they say and they will continue to drop your dignity even further. One needs to hold their heads high and act as bigger people. This will eventually make the crazy lot move away from you or they might try to change to be a normal person in the near future.

But, what to do when the insane person is your family member?

There’s a difference between dealing with an insane acquaintance and an insane family member. You can indeed choose your patner, but you can’t choose your kids and parents. If they happen to be insane, you need a very different startegy to deal with them.

Keep the temper of your loved ones in control with these 6 tips

We all lose our cool at times, but coming across a family member who has lost his/her temper is a reality check for your patience too. When you come face to face with your family member who has lost his/her temper and is yelling at the top of his voice, the most common reaction is you start shooting yourself. If you react in the same manner, you can never get a solution for the problem. An effort to keep your opinion in front of the other person provokes him/her even more. However, there are certain simple yet effective tips to react back in such a situation.

1. Keep yourself in control

Keep yourself in control

If you cannot keep yourself in control, it would be difficult for you to control the emotions of the other person. Most of the times you tend to react back without even considering the consequences of it. Take your time, analyze the situation but keep yourself calm.  Try to divert you attention or if needed, leave the place for a few minutes so that you get some time for yourself. You can think more effectively when you sit alone and try to give a second thought to it.

2. Ignore

Ignore that the person standing in front of you is mad at you. The mistake we make is that we ask the other person to recall the whole incidence or try to give him/her a clarification, which never works really. On the contrary, when the person recalls the whole incidence he/she strengthens his/her viewpoint unknowingly. You do not really listen or understand anything when you are in a bad mood. So, just ignore as if nothing has happened.

3. Listen patiently

Listen patiently

In most cases, ignoring the person works but if it does not seem to work then wait for them to calm down. When the person stops yelling and seem comfortable to have a conversation, you must ask him/her the reason. Listen patiently without interrupting; it helps him/her speak his/her heart out which is relaxing in itself. It is one of the most effective methods to get rid of your negative emotions since you give words to your feelings eventually.

4. Do not argue

An argument on your part may bring the conversation at the same point. Do not try to confront him by saying things that prove him/her wrong. Give him/her all the time in the world to keep his/her part of the story in front of you and pay attention to everything he/she says. You can win his/her trust this way and it helps you get to the nub of the matter too. If you argue, the other person takes it as a denial to his/her self-beliefs.

5. Clear the air

Clear the air

Present your opinion, but in a manner that does not sound challenging. When you lose control, you are not able to listen to the other person. Arguments on the other hand instigate negativity and eliminate all the possibilities of having a healthy conversation. Sharing your opinion with other person is always helpful especially when you are frustrated or do not find a way out of your problems. Wait for the right time when the person is in a mood to have a conversation and keep your viewpoint in front of him/her.

6. Let him/her do the talking

It is important that you let the other person have the last words since it gives him/her an upper hand or at least makes him/her feel so. It lessens the chances of having an argument again. If you are able to calm him/her down and are able to have a conversation with him/her, it is a great achievement for you since most people react the other way around.

It is not difficult to switch off an angry person if you keep yourself calm and controlled. Get to the nub of the matter, listen and do not react back in the same manner.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

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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