We all have difficult people in our lives. You know, the ones you dread talking to; the ones you try to avoid at all costs. They may be your ex-spouse, a co-worker, or a family member; they may be a bully, a control freak, passive-aggressive or someone who loves to play the role of victim.
So, how do we deal with these people? How can we work together productively, whether in a parenting, a working, or a family relationship?
We all have topics and idiosyncrasies that push our buttons, and I can almost guarantee that the difficult person in your life knows what those are, but do you? Spend some time exploring what really ticks you off. Is it when somebody talks about politics, money, or your family? Is it when your ex takes your kids to McDonald’s 3 days in a row?
Once you have your list of those trigger buttons, you can be ready the next time when someone pushes your buttons, you can deal with it by restraining your natural reaction and being more calm and collected.
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What Makes People Easy or Hard to Get Along With?