The word nice is an interesting word. It is a relative word and really needs to be used in context to something else. That’s actually implied in most cases.
This is a post I wrote within the past year and felt it was worth reposting.
Are you a nice person? This sounds like a rather odd question because it’s a rhetorical question, right? After all, don’t we all think we are all nice people?
So, what’s my point here? My point here is that it is difficult to deal with people whom we construe as not very nice. So how do you deal with people in business who are like this? What about people you deal with on a personal level?
I’ve found that for me the best thing is to have as little contact with these people as possible. When I have no choice and need to be around them, I find the best thing is to fortify myself with self-talk about how I have no control over the person, while looking forward to getting through the duration of the contact.
What do you do about this type of people? How do you handle the situations and interactions with them?
We’d really like to know about some things that have worked for you.