How do you handle a friend/officemate/acquaintance with an attitude?

@heatspine (1141)
Philippines
March 30, 2007 8:53pm CST
Once in a while we bumped into these people with an attitude. Sometimes, they just don't know it that they are simply irritating. Their actions, the words they blurt out .. So, how do you handle people with an attitude problem?
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9 responses
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
We have to put up with officemates with attitudinal problems. They are everywhere. I surmise that they have become like that because of the way they were brought up at home. They may be irritating but the trouble is, they are always around us, murmuring almost about anything. The best way to deal with that will be to not to mind them. Let them keep on talking without hearing a single word from. Then you will find that he is already somewhere else, finding a better ear where he can talk and have some responses in return. Listen to me, I have had plenty of encounters with these kind of people. And they are mostly men.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Hehehehe.. and the hatred for men begins ...
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
31 Mar 07
When someone has an attitude towrds me I try to kill them with kindness. You be as sweet as you can be not showing them how upset you are by their rude behavior, thus meaning you aren't giving them the satisfaction of seeing you upset.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
Yeah. It can be superficial but I guess it would be effective.
• United States
31 Mar 07
Usually if people are giving me an attitude I just tell them to not talk to me until they can talk to me in a nicer tone. If they still throw and attitude at me I will just ignore them. Eventually they go away and try to throw their attitude on someone else.
@lols189 (4798)
31 Mar 07
i just ignore people with an attitude problem these people are so annoying to me
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
31 Mar 07
I try to be friendly with them. I point out the times I think they do something good, or I agree. That way it is much easier to say something when I think thay go to far. If that does not work i will try to keep them aty the biggest distance possible. If nothing helpes i will talk to my supervicer and have them talk to the rude, irritating person.
@lynninky (491)
• United States
31 Mar 07
well i have and attitude right back while they are trying to be nice. then while they are having attitude i just laugh at them and walk off.
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
Based on my experience the best way to handle people of this kind is to ignore them. I just act as if I don't hear or see them. Giving them a cold shoulder is very effective, they get the message fast.
• United States
31 Mar 07
I tend to give them as little attention as possible because I believe that is exactly what they are seeking. If I have to deal with them, I don't allow their attitude to impact my day or the work I do. It is too bad there are people that's lives stink so bad they have to be like that all the time !
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Whenever I bumped into some people with an attitude I will just ignore them but sometimes I'll give them an attitude back and let them know how I feel.