Tip of the Day: How to Deal with People who Put you Down

People put down others because there is a conflict between their beliefs and what they perceive about their environment, which in this case is a person.

This dissonance between belief and perceived environment may make them feel uncomfortable, frustrated or even angry.

To reduce their dissonance, one action people may take is to force their own beliefs onto others.

This happens regardless if those beliefs are correct or not.

To deal with situations when someone puts you down, do not react immediately by yelling back at them or displaying aggression.

Doing so will enforce their actions, making the person feel better because they feel that their actions have perceived outcomes.

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

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