In today’s world, workplace rudeness has become a serious problem. If nothing is done to break the vicious cycle of incivility, rudeness becomes a contagious behavior that spreads throughout the workplace. But this is something now being commonly found at many workplaces usually because rudeness often goes under the radar and the acts of rudeness are rarely reported. Responding to rude people in a kind way is one way to deal with the situation but often it raises your own blood pressure and ruins your day.
However, there are few ways with which not only can you secure your own sense of well being but also give the other person something to think about it. Following are the few easy ways to disarm rude people with kindness:
Staying mentally calm:
In a difficult situation you need mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper which can stop things from becoming worse. When confronted with a person who is rude and makes things worse, then simply focus towards your breathing. Count to ten and ask yourself if the situation is enough to blow your mind or you can stay calm under it. Chances are your inner voice will make you understand that there is no use becoming furious over petty matters.
One other thing to avoid a bad situation is to understand the other person’s feelings. You need to understand that if they are reacting to their internal conflicts without realizing or have they been a victim of some rude person themselves. You can break the cycle of rudeness if you just understand what they have been through. Therefore, be nice to them and in this way you can make things better.
Sometimes when people are rude, they forget their manners and become disrespectful. But it does not mean that you do the same because then the rudeness will become contagious and will spread all over. When you will remain respectful in your words and acts, the other person will also stop becoming angrier and the situation will quickly come under control.
Don’t respond to rudeness:
People feel that it is important to respond to people who are rude to them. But it is not necessary. You actually don’t have to respond to rudeness at all, you can easily get over the situation by laughing it off. This will help you to move forward with everything.
Be kind to the bully:
When someone is rude, their rudeness becomes worse because of the responses they get from people. Although it’s difficult to be good with someone who is disrespectful to you but it is a lot easier than being rude to them. It turns into a vicious cycle of rudeness that never seems to end. But if you remain nice and kind to them, it becomes easier to disarm them.
Show that you are not afraid:
Many people consider that if someone is being nice to them, it means they are afraid to do so. Therefore, you need to show them that you have no fear of them but even then you are being kind. This will disarm them of their rude behavior because they will not see such behavior in other people. When they will realize that even with the strength to answer in the same rude manner you actually don’t, they will be ready to change their behavior quickly.