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9 Ways To Manage People Who Bother You

July 27, 2010 | 66,349 views
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Lifehack offers nine tips for dealing with people who bother you:

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  1. You can only change yourself

    The best way to address the situation is to change how you perceive it and how you react to it.

  2. Draw your boundaries

    Be clear on what you will tolerate and what you will not tolerate -- then stick with it.

  3. Be upfront about where you stand

    People aren't mind readers, and sometimes they may not be aware that they are infringing on your space or taking up a lot of your time.

  4. Be firm when needed

    If the person does not stick within the boundaries, then enforce them.

  5. Ignore them

    If you just ignore them, they don't have a choice but to seek out someone else.

  6. Don't take it personally

    Most of the times, these people behave the same way around others too.

  7. Observe how others handle them

    The next time you are with this person, get someone else into the conversation too. Observe how the other party handles it.

  8. Show kindness

    Often times, they act the way they do because they are looking for an empathetic ear.

  9. Help them

    Beneath the facade is really a cry for help.

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