How do you deal with condescending people?
Pretty self-explanatory question, but here are some details…
There are few things I hate more than a condescending person. I can’t stand being patronized or belittled, and I often find myself wondering what is the best way to handle these seemingly unavoidable people.
The worst kind of person, I think, is one who thinks their point of view is the only “right” one and simply refuses to listen to what anyone else has to say. This drives me absolutely nuts.
Some Of My Favorites
– “Ha! You’re so young.”
– “You’ll learn one day…”
– “You amuse me.”
– “I don’t have time to argue about this.”
– “You [women, young people, Americans, etc] crack me up.”
Just who do these people think they are?!
So, tell me some stories about condescending people you know or some of your favorite examples of condescension. And tell me how you deal with these people. Do you fight fire with fire or take the high road?