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How to stop being rude to people?

Being rude to people all the time doesn’t make any sense. Besides, you don’t stand to gain anything by being rude or angry with people for no apparent reason. When you stop being rude to people, you’ll become popular as “one of the nicest people in the neighborhood”. Listed below are some realistic tips on how to stop being rude to people.

Determine the root of your anger

Usually, you are rude to people when you’re jealous of them, like them, or can’t see their good points. Besides, you may feel that you’ve to hit back at the world for treating you badly. However, this isn’t how it works. You rudeness will only rebound back on to you. Therefore, you should let go of resentment and anger and start being friendly and pleasant.

Convert your former insults to compliments

You can give up your former rudeness by turning your previous insults, unkind statements, or mean comments into compliments. For instance, instead of saying, “You’re so irritating”; you can say, “You’re so overconfident all the time”. Likewise, instead of saying, “That’s a cheap shirt”; you can say, “The pattern on your shirt is unique”. When you try to convert your rude comments to friendly compliments, your previous mean streak will put up a stiff resistance. However, you must strive to overcome your former rude behavior and turn into a new leaf.

Have patience

Develop patience and try to be a good listener. Pay attention when people speak to you. This will help you to be kind, observant, considerate, and courteous. Additionally, developing patience will help you to persist being positive and overcome your natural tendency to criticize people. Learn to look for the positive factors in any given circumstance.

Visualize yourself as a nice person

Don’t visualize yourself as a rude person. On the contrary, visualize yourself as a nice person and keep reminding this to yourself constantly. Just thinking of yourself as a “nice person” will help you to be nice towards people.

Smile more often

A smile informs people that you’re friendly and pleasant. When you’re smiling at an individual, look at him or her in the eye. When you smile at people, you’re cheering up your day, as well as cheering up their day. Smiling at people more often is the most effective method of stopping being rude to people.

Keep in mind about other people’s feelings

Develop the ability to understand other people’s feelings in diverse situations. Try to remain silent when you don’t have anything pleasant to say. When you speak, make it a point to say only pleasant things.

Never judge people

Never trust your first impressions about people. They can often be extremely misleading. Besides, don’t judge people or their actions in a hurry. Give them the benefit of doubt before passing your judgment. Each individual is different. Something that you find funny might be downright repulsive to your friend.

Offer your help

Offer to help any person who’s struggling with emotional problems. Initially, offering help to others takes you out of your comfort zone. However, when your help is acknowledged, you’ll feel gratified of your action.
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