10 Ways to Handle Haters

10 Ways to Handle Haters

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Remember when I taught you ten ways to handle one-uppers? Well, I’m back with ten ways to handle haters.

You know the people I mean — the ones who are always ready with back-handed compliments, or the ones that give you side-eye as you walk by. The ones smack-talking behind your back or offering up horrible advice. The Debbie Downers, the Negative Normans, the ones who never have a positive thing to add to your life. They’re the frienemies, the jealous ones, all the ones who could cause you grief if you weren’t already so over it, right?

I know they get under your skin. (They know they do, too, that’s why they do it.) But the reality is that much like a fire, if you give them no fuel, they die.

So here are ten foolproof ways to handle haters:

10. Flaunt your confidence
Nothing deters a hater like seeing that they’re having no effect on you. Be confident! Because you rock.

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9. Brush off those shoulders
Sure, sometimes it’s hurtful, but remember that what the haters say has more to do with them than you.

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8.Bid ’em adieu
There’s a difference between constructive criticism and straight-up hatin’. Nobody needs a hater, so cut them from your life.

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7. Kiss ’em g’bye
No, seriously. Buh bye, haters.

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6. Find your squad
Surround yourself with people who reinforce your confidence and bring out the best in you.

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5. Delete, delete, delete
Delete the negative comments from trolls. Delete the frienemies from Facebook. Block the hate.

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4. Give them a subtle message
Or, you know, maybe not so subtle.

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3. Be so over it
The less you think about them, the less impact they’ll have until *poof* one day you won’t think of them at all.

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2. Keep doin’ you
Look, we won’t be liked by everyone, and that’s totally ok. You do you. 

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1. Just walk away
Leave the haters in your dust. They’ll be busy hating while you’re reaching your dreams.

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(Disclaimer: This post may be brought to you by midlife menstrual angst, but if you dare suggest it, I’ll eat your face off.)

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