I appreciate how this article keeps its suggestions and methods in terms of what you can do to manage situations without preaching. Also, these techniques can be applied outside of the professional landscape (hello next family reunion)!
My favorite: Don’t be defensive
If you find someone is constantly belittling you or focusing on your flaws, don’t bite. The worst thing you can do is be defensive. Patel says this will only give them more power. Instead, turn the spotlight on them and start asking them probing questions, such as what in particular their problem is with what you’re doing.
Do you have any proven methods for dealing with people who aren’t your cup of tea? Share them below