How do you react when someone says something inappropriate?
3 key ways to understand the dynamic is to go through these few tips
1) Acknowledge – sit, feel and determine why you feel this way. This gives you a chance to respond without being reactionary.
2) Separate – try as much as possible to detach from this. Some people are just looking for conflict. It is better to just walk away from a situation for the immediate moment.
3) Advocate – this can be done so that you can feel validated. This way you are essentially informing them that, irrespective of if they wanted a dig or not, they were inappropriate.
4) Set boundaries – This way you will inform that person of where the borderline is that is acceptable to you.
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