We have all come across people who think they know everything. Well, should I say they guess they know it all? Sometime they could be intimidating to deal with, which is what makes it challenging to communicate with them. I feel they are one of the most annoying people to ever come across or get close to. I know because I have had to deal with a couple of them over the years, and I still do.
Sometimes you feel choked by them, and their advice. My mother calls people like this “I too know.” Some might mean well, and some, it’s just really about their ego. It’s even harder to deal with people who are being
I must say, they are a handful, especially when they are so convinced that their position is right.
I have lost ‘my cool’ a couple of times because of these kinds of people. Have you? It baffles me how these people act as though they know you better than you know yourself. Can you imagine? Well, what can you do, that is how they are. But what can we do to avoid getting heated with them, because like we established they could be very annoying.
Anyways, I have learned a couple of techniques I believe has helped. Please keep in mind that I still deal with a couple of them and I am still learning from my experiences. First, if you are a little more sensitive, I will advise you politely clear the air and pay ‘less mind’ to their advice. I try to stay away from them because as much as I want the critic, I also need some love, and I wouldn’t get as a lot of that from them. Also, I try to shrug off what they say sometimes rather than confront them because confronting them can be a waste of my precious time. I have had a couple of confrontational moments with these kinds of people and the result wasn’t worth it, so I will advise that you try the ‘shrug off’ technique.
Another thing you could do is learn to walk away from them or blank out. I try to remove myself from the conversation most likely when I’m beginning to get irritated by them or when they are a bit exasperating. Honestly, it’s best you walk away than feed into the conversation and challenge them particularly when they become hostile in defence of the point they are trying to make. I learnt this technique from a friend, and it has been of great help.
It’s not easy to deal with people like this but there is nothing we can do.
So far, these are the best techniques I know, and you could use them. If you have any method you wish to share, please feel free. Nonetheless, I will advise that you try to achieve what you want from conversations with people like this, and if there isn’t anything, move on and keep your sanity.
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