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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.
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.
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.
7. Kiss ’em g’bye
No, seriously. Buh bye, haters.
6. Find your squad
Surround yourself with people who reinforce your confidence and bring out the best in you.
5. Delete, delete, delete
Delete the negative comments from trolls. Delete the frienemies from Facebook. Block the hate.
4. Give them a subtle message
Or, you know, maybe not so subtle.
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.
2. Keep doin’ you
Look, we won’t be liked by everyone, and that’s totally ok. You do you.
1. Just walk away
Leave the haters in your dust. They’ll be busy hating while you’re reaching your dreams.
(Disclaimer: This post may be brought to you by midlife menstrual angst, but if you dare suggest it, I’ll eat your face off.)