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how do you deal with people who THINK they are better than you?
i've encountered these types a lot in life, and i felt very angry by their presence, their self importance, and i have felt often like having violent outbursts at them....but i know that you cannot do that in a civilized society.....i absolute hate anyone who dares to look down their nose at me and thinks they are better than me....in my opinion, they need an attitude adjustment.
how do you deal with these types who think they are better than you or above you? without using aggression?
i'm a male aged 43, from uk.
- MisterPortalLv 41 month ago
If you have genuine self-esteem and decent self-respect then you will be confident and assertive dealing with stuck-up pretentious snobs in society.
Just remember that those who believe they are better than you are already beneath you.Source(s): The Six Pillars Of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden.
- ObserverLv 71 month ago
After 75 years I ignore them. They need to act superior because they feel so inferior.
- OTTOLv 61 month ago
Be a mirror that reflects back to them the attitude they project onto you.
- FrankLv 71 month ago
I'd feel sorry for them because they are full of conceit and are unlikely to have many TRUE friends.
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- bluebonnetgrannyLv 71 month ago
Just let them think what they want. What they think has no bearing to my life. Their thoughts, opinions, ideas are usually self centered & it don't hurt me for them to think they are better than me. But if given the opportunity I find a way to get under their skin. Sometimes a single word is all that is needed to back them up a tad.
- OnlookerLv 71 month ago
You should do a better job avoiding people you don't like, that way when you have to deal with them, you won't be so riled up. You can just remind yourself that you're dealing with a jerk and move on.
- RWPossumLv 71 month ago
It's important to consider that people have a right to dislike us, even for stupid reasons. When someone does something to show he's better than me, I tend to dismiss this as a sense of inferiority but then again, maybe he is better than me. If so, more power to him.