I am definitely an expert on this topic. I’ve dealt with plenty of difficult people in awkward situations. It’s like when you deal with them, their actions can really send you over the edge. It can be an argument over something little, but the impact of the argument can seem so overwhelming by the negative energy and friction that lurks around. And sometimes, difficult people can actually make you feel as if you’re the problem while they’re the victim.
Sometimes I sit back and wonder why people become so difficult. But I learned that being a difficult person can mean that they’re having some type of bitterness within themselves. We can also be that difficult person ourselves and sound bitter towards people without even noticing it.
To me, the word difficult means confusion and a lack of communication. It can make something out of nothing. The word difficult can even cause friction in a relationship that once was strong. The word difficult can even cause chaos between families and friends. It’s amazing how the results of one simple word can actually destroy things, believe it or not.
See, the devil himself is all about confusion; he also causes difficulties in situations. He is all about bringing separation between people. Have you ever had a person you always got along with, but out the blue, the person became so difficult? See, that’s what the devil does. It’s his purpose to cause tension and disturbance.
So, how do we handle difficult people? Most will say just cut them off and not be bothered with them. But if this difficult person may be a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, friend, or family member. Walking away is not the solution. I would ask the person if anything is wrong and what can I do to help. If they still continue to be difficult, I would quietly tell them that we need to end the discussion for right now. I would say a prayer for that person, asking God to release whatever it is that’s causing them to be erratic.
If it's a difficult stranger, I would find other ways to handle it so it wouldn’t lead to an even more difficult situation. Life is certainly too short to deal with the negativity of people who choose to be difficult. So, continue to be that positive person, no matter how frustrated you may get. I believe once that person sees your calmness, eventually they will adapt to handling the situation better.
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