How do you handle a situation where someone said something bad about you?

@sandoo (223)
Jamaica
September 26, 2006 12:04pm CST
Would you hate someone you know said something bad about you?O r would you just ignore, or confront them? what if it will cause further arguments. How would you handle this situation?
2 responses
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
23 Jun 09
Four days back I was talking to my sister and her husband over attending a relative's wedding. My other sister said she has to spend more money for coming out of station and that relative does not keep close relationship with her and why should she spend for them. For this my sister's husband said the other sister is calculative. But his wife i.e. my first sister told the other sister that I called her calculative. Why should I be unnecessary misunderstood? Hence I clarified for both the persons and made my position clear and my mind is calm now. But every time you cannot go and clarify for people. Then just leave it and do not take it to heart.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
6 Oct 06
The first thing I would do is determine if there is any truth in that person's statement. Will the statement harm my family, business, personal relationships? If the answer is no then I don't worry about it. People are always going to assume things and gossip about things they know nothing about. Usually if you get upset it makes you look guilty. If it was a statement that could cause damage to my business or personal relationships then I would confront the person and get things out in the open. The truth shall set you free.