If someone says somthing negative to you what do you do?

United States
May 11, 2009 9:19am CST
I have a short fuse. I get made and upset very easily. How do you handle it?
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5 responses
• Philippines
11 May 09
We're the same. I am not very good in handling criticisms. I take every negative comments seriously, and I think of it over and over again. Sometimes, doing that helps. I think about it so many times until it goes away. My mom said that I am a very negative person, being not able to handle things that doesn't go my way, yet I try my best to do so now that I am preparing myself to enter a real writing life. Writing is a job for the people who don't care about their ego. I'm starting to forget it now. And I think I'm getting used to negative comments, too.
• United States
11 May 09
I know its hard to deal with. One thing about writing on cyberspace at least if someone makes a remark you can hit "del"...and bingo , its gone!! Sometime people make a statement hoping to help. One thing I disagree with, writes have huge egos!!! I write for an online company and some of them really do think they are wonderful, some of them are and some aren't!!! Have a good day!!
• United States
11 May 09
I have dealt with so much negativity, I am sometimes immune to it, although I hate doing it also, but when I am seriously angry or just had something happen that had been bad, I say something bad back to them, because they started it...
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
12 May 09
If someone says something negative to me, I only give them a little bit of smile. even though it's hard to do and deep in my heart, it's really hurt. thank you!
• United States
12 May 09
Sometimes a little smile can change, for the better, how the other person reacts. It's difficult to smile when someone has said something negative, but it's a good way to handle a difficult situation.
• United States
11 May 09
When someone gives me a negative comment, usually about my race, I either ignore it, or tell them to stop, usually when I am angry I tell them a long list to stop, and I start insulting them, but when I am usually calm, I tend to ignore them and walk away from them...
• United States
11 May 09
I don't know what race you are and it doesn't really matter...no one should say something nasty to you because of your race. It's best to just walk away at that point. Take care.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
15 May 11
Hi. Greenhill. Welcome to myLot! I usually will stay silent. But if they constantly say negative things around me, I will flip out and I will tell them, off. Mainly, I usually will just get offended and upset without saying anything back to them right then and there.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
13 May 09
Knowing the type of person I am, I would feel a bit sad about it and keep thinking about the remark for a long time to be honest. But the best thing to do is to think about what has been said to you. I would see if that thing that I was told its true or not. I know myself so I know my bad side and my good side. If its true what the person said to me, maybe I should arrange this thing and try to take out the best from the critic that someone made me. But it the depends on how others tell you things. I mean I get upset if someone critize me but it depends in what way. If its to bring my attention and to better myself is one thing because its for good but if to make fun of me its another thing. I react according to the situation, but I have to say that if its a thing or another, I would still feel a bit upset about it although I might no its true or not.