We all have encountered people of late who are just plain jerks. Even a Bully.
Covid19 Pandemic with schools closing & politicos is compounding stress.
Both males & females can exhibit this behavior so not just guys.
People are failing to be on their best behavior.
Not all jerks are bullies. Jerks can just be obnoxious.
SOLUTIONS: What can you do when you encounter it?
Two part process in dealing with a jerk:
- Do not engage- Separate yourself from the encounter.
- Be thankful about how well you handled the situation.
Not easy to stay positive when dealing with a jerk’s behavior.
Use mantras like “Just breathe” or “Never be dragged down”
How to Handle a Jerk –from “Ask Bonds column in WSJ, August 19, 2020
Stress may be bringing out more obnoxious, self-absorbed behavior. – https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-handle-a-jerk-11597798809
A__ Hole Survival Guide – Nine Guidelines for Handling a Jerk – https://www.today.com/health/asshole-survival-guide-dealing-jerks-work-beyond-t116051