“Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
What rubbish! That is one of the greatest falsehoods we are taught as children. Words do hurt. But they don’t have to. Here’s an audio I dug out of my archives, where I share some quick tips for dealing with insults. There are other ways, of course, even some good ones, but give these some thought.
Here's the bite sized summary:
Identify what type of insult giver they are.
- Attention Seeker
Choose the appropriate response.
- Ignore it
- Respond from a place of love and compassion
Note: I recorded this while driving in my car, so please pardon the "road fuzz"