I shared a story of my daughter being bullied in the schoolyard and what I taught her to say to stop the bullies. Whether you are 7 or 70 years old, the strategies to communicate with difficult people are the same.
Obviously, overusing this strategy will become ineffectual. Especially if it sounds like we are repeatedly saying “you’re hurting my feelings”. The message is more about the confidence and calmness with which you say anything. Those elements will get your best results.
It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) deep breathing and gaining control of our emotions applies whenever we are going to stop someone from bullying behavior.
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Have an empowered day!