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How to deal with criticism and being disliked

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In life people are not always going to like you, so how should you act when the situation arises?

Let’s be honest, in a world with 7.5 billion people you are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. So the question is how do you deal with people not liking you?  

Firstly, don’t let it get you down! People don’t know you personally and if they’re not willing to get to know you, choosing instead to dislike you from afar, then that is their problem. Life is too short to worry about people’s negative opinions, instead you have to trust that there are people that love and care about you enough to make those that don't seem irrelevant.

Indeed the realisation that someone dislikes you should be nothing more than a thought that passes over your head, certainly not something that concerns or hurts you. You could spend hours racking your brain over why someone does not like you, but that would be an awful waste of time. There is simply no point in getting into a feud with that person because you’re not going to change their mind.

Instead, choose to invest your time into yourself and don’t worry about what others think. Doing this can help you be brave and take risks in life as you are not afraid of judgement from others.

There’s always going to be people that don’t like you whatever you do in life. Just be yourself, as cheesy as it sounds! Trying to change who you are to please everyone can be exhausting and unnecessary. No one will get to know the real you and eventually you’ll end up sad with no idea which acquaintances are true friends. Keep a positive attitude and you will come out on top! Above all keep a sense of humour, as no matter what comes your way, finding the funny side will make it easier to handle.

Life can be so much better when you stop caring about what others think. Though this is easier said than done you just have to remember that we are all human and we all make mistakes. If someone cannot see that then they are not worth knowing, and certainly not worth getting upset over. Just be you and nothing but you.

Despite this criticism can be a good thing! It can be a way of improving your skills, learning about your weaknesses or making you a better person. However ensure you take that criticism from people who care about you and only want you to succeed in life. Seek advice from those you trust and be aware that those who frequently criticise might have ulterior motives, such as undermining your confidence.

Ultimately you should trust your instincts and do what’s right for you, bearing criticism in mind but never allowing it to dominate your decisions.

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