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Options Do Happen
To deal effectively with a difficult person, we need to be able to observe them and notice what they’re doing. If someone suddenly becomes more difficult, irritable or angrier than usual, it often times is a sign of emotional stress or that something has changed in their world. If that person seems depressed, or angry, or overly sad, in many cases, you may be able to give feedback or be able to talk to them in ways to solve things or at least, at a minimum, calm them down.
Most people become difficult to deal with when they’ve lost the ability to handle the stresses or the changes in their life. Some people flow through change more easily; many have a very difficult time.
There are approximately 30% of the people you’ll encounter who love change, they thrive on it. The rest of the people you deal with have, to some degree, a difficult time as a result of changes they’re going through. Sometimes it can upset their stomach, sometimes it gives them a headache, in some cases it just makes them more grumpy or growly. Read more »