Snobs have no dearth of tools to degrade you. Making them aware of their hurting behavior is one step in dealing with them; but more than often your efforts may fail to deliver, prompting you to dissociate from the company. Here are some helpful tips to assist you when dealing with snobby people.
Being sensitive can be hurting
Keep yourself in check, as you cannot do much to reduce the snobbishness. Realizing that a snobby person is not better than you (but trying to appear better) can control your emotions and avoid feeling hurt. Each one is special in own way, and you need not display your uniqueness at all occasions.
Give a message that you are uninterested and unimpressed by the snobby person; he/she would be demotivated to adopt the unfriendly ways. Snobbishness means nothing, and should not undermine the significance of an important relationship in your life.
Generate realization of the unintelligent behavior
Snobbishness can come in various forms, giving the person a feel that the world is obliged by his/her presence. Most snobs can be suffering from lack of self-esteem and confidence.
While you need not be a snob yourself to enable the realization, there are other ways to generate the feel. Your denial to surrender to their acts (or words) can discourage them from adopting such tricks. If you enjoy a healthy relationship with the snobby person, talk to him/her politely about the disturbing behavior. If the act is unintentional, the snobby person gets a point to alter his/her behavior in a more favorable way.
Avoid wasting energy in confrontation
Confrontation can be futile, turning things worse. Snobby people use this as a tool to influence others and make them feel inferior. Instead of disagreeing, behave neutrally. If a snobby person starts off, you can end the conversation in affirmation (without confronting or surrendering).
Changing the subject is another way to keep away from confrontation. Raising queries and questions gives them control over the situation.
Spending too much time with them can invite discomfort. Your repeated withdrawal from accompanying snobby people is indicative of their unacceptable attitude. Trying to impress them can be useless because they do not care how much effort you exert.
If you share the same social circles, avoid engaging in events where you know the snob will be. If you need to attend an event (since you cannot shun social events), try to keep away from the snobâs company as much seems feasible.
Display confidence without competing
Snobby people can adapt diverse forms to let you feel inferior. Trying to compete (and emerge triumphant) can be futile. Be firm and strong in presenting yourself. Although difficult, try to behave friendly. You need not stick to the company of a snob if it is too taxing for you (or if you do not like the person).
Confidence and firmness can dampen the spirit of snobby people and act inhibitors. If you are not interested in the loud talk, make an excuse to exit. Have a breezy attitude and behave confidently. Rising above the snobbishness may appear difficult initially, but a persistent effort can help you resolve the problem.
Follow your judgment
Snobs can be disapproving and annoying. Behaving the same way as the snobby person can condense you to the same platform. Instead of adopting a tit-for-tat attitude, think about alternatives. Sometimes, ignoring them serves the purpose. The thought that you are not indulging in worthless discussions can resolve the matter. Body gestures can also help you demonstrate disapproval.
Gossiping about snobs in hateful manner can do no good. Do not insult them even if you have felt insulted on occasions. It is easier said than done, but can help you emerge a stronger personality in the long run.