Saturday, 31 May 2014

How To Deal With Annoying People (The Friend Edition)

I know what you're all thinking oh no not another post about friends. But in our teen years they are some of the most influential and important people in our lives. However no matter how much we like them, there is always something they do that annoys the hell out of you.

Something so irritating that it sometimes makes you consider not being friends with them any more. Well either that or it makes you want to bang your head against a wall. But this doesn't last long and soon you remember all the reasons why you are friends with them. So I'm going to help you to cope with their annoying habits.

Talk To Them

It sounds simple but a lot of people don't do it. This is one of the simplest ways to get them to stop their annoying habit or at least be aware of it. However when you do talk to them remember to be sensitive to their emotions. Especially if you know this friend is a drama queen or gets their feelings easily hurt.

If they are truly your friends then you should be able to talk about it and work it out. Often you see in a group of friends one person finds someone's habit really annoying. Then they tell the others and get them to stop liking them too. In the end they either push the person out of the group or they have a massive argument. Which is so not worth it.

It's not really fair on the friend as well. They may not know what they are doing is annoying. So be a nice person and a good friend and talk to them.

They Said To Encourage Others But...

In school they always tell you to encourage but in this case you don't want to encourage their behaviour. Now I'm not saying you should put them down or treat them differently but there are some things you could do which could stop their habit. For example if you have a friend that is really clingy. Don't encourage them by letting them cling onto you.

Instead why not introduce them to some new friends so that they don't only have to rely on you. This is a really good way to cope with people's annoying habits but you have to be consistent. If you're not consistent then they are just going to carry on their annoying behaviour.

Everyone's The Same

I hear this saying quite often. Though some people may say this is not true in this case it is. Everyone has an annoying habit. It may not seem that way to you, it may just seem like normal behaviour. But to someone else it could be just as annoying if not more than what your friend is doing.

So cut them some slack, they're probably not trying to be annoying on purpose. Also don't lose your temper as it won't resolve anything and may just start an argument.

Who knows one of your friends could be looking at this about your annoying habit. Or if you're looking at this in order to deal with a friend then hopefully this helps you as well. Remember if they are truly your friends then any annoying habit can be overlooked. But if it is getting in the way of your friendship then maybe it's not the best one to be in. Hopefully you enjoyed this. Stay amazing x.

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