7 Secrets to Dealing with Annoying People
How to deal with the people who drive you nuts, from Ed Bacon, author of Eight Habits of Love.
Don’t be afraid to approach people you’ve been avoiding. Most of the time, resolution is only a conversation away.
Start with a question.
Ask if he has the time and inclination to talk about the issue. If the answer is no, wait for another opportunity. If he says yes, start by expressing how much you value your relationship with him.
Remind yourself to keep the criticisms to a minimum. Imagine the conversation going well and leading to a better understanding of each other.
Acknowledge what you may have done that was hurtful, and let grudges go.