How to Deal With Stubborn People (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

Consider yourself fortunate if you have a stubborn person in your life. People who are stubborn can be annoying, stressful, and drive you insane. Your obstinate individual could be the person sitting next to you at work or your own father. You'll be surprised at how strong, smart, and clever you are once you learn how to work with him rather than against him.

1. Let it rip! Begin by adopting a new mindset

Consider a stubborn person an opportunity to grow into a better version of yourself. You've probably heard the expression, “You can't change anyone else; you can only change yourself.” So here's your chance. Change your perspective on that difficult person.

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2. Take a breather

Refrain from engaging in an argument. Controlling your impulses is a character trait that will benefit you. Don't give in to the urge to defend yourself. Please excuse yourself to use the restroom (where you can let out a scream, shake it off, and go back to the brick wall you have to face).

3. Play a game of word chess

Plan your conversations strategically. Instead of a fight, the right move combined with the right words can result in a positive outcome. It is up to you to say the appropriate thing. Do everything you can to avoid saying, “No, you're wrong.” Present your opposing viewpoint with dignity and respect.

4. Persuade them to pay attention to what you have to say

Sit down; if your boyfriend is in the bathroom, don't talk to him while you're sitting in bed. Bring it to a table. Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the conversation. Take note of your own voice's volume and tone. Remember to communicate face-to-face and heart-to-heart.

5. The right moment

Wait for the right time to make your point. If you want to talk to a man, feed him first. If you're talking to a female, check out her mood stats first. Is she agitated and irritable, or cheerful and relaxed? Is this the best time for me to present my case?

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6. Move slowly

This is a step-by-step procedure. Learn to be patient (discover how patient you can be). It takes time to break through a closed mind.

7. Divide it into sections

A stubborn person has temporary hearing loss. The only point of view he hears is his own. A counter-argument should be delivered in small doses. Plant seeds, leave pebbles, and dismantle it. Smaller segments are easier to consume.

8. Consider their point of view

Compassion should be practiced. It's difficult to be patient with someone who is pushing your back against the wall, but try to understand what she sees (without doing a full psychoanalysis). If you have four brothers and enjoy seeing her, your only child girlfriend will be perplexed as to why you want to see her once a week for dinner.

9. Stubborn people are intelligent, business-savvy, and excellent decision-makers

Don't try to change him right away. Recognize that a brick wall attitude is a positive strength. Persistence is beneficial. Stubbornness is a close relative of perseverance, which is a necessary trait for success. Consider how it will benefit you.

10. Take command

Don't get caught up in his anti-everything, naysaying attitude. See through it, identify it, acknowledge it (in your head), and take charge of how you handle the situation. Without putting him down, try to understand his point of view and then respectfully (no headbutting) show him how important his opinion is, then gently ask him to respect your opposing viewpoint.

11. Take a deep breath

It can be exhausting to deal with someone who is obstinate. It's as if you're walking on eggshells; with each step, you can hear the crackling beneath your feet. Whatever you say will never be the correct thing to say.

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12. Have fun with the new you!

Once you've mastered these techniques, you'll be the king (or queen) of the conversation. You are now more composed, intelligent, and powerful than you were previously. It may appear to be a lot of work, but with practice, these tips will become second nature. Take a look at it this way: Some of the most significant contributors to society are people with a strong mind and will. Where would we be without Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates‘ tenacity? Stubbornness is the determination to overcome obstacles (as long as you are not one of them).

There is a fine line between being stubborn and being persistent. When it comes to people skills, strong-willed people are difficult to deal with, but ironically, they may be one of the secrets to success. Characteristics such as determination and persistence are required for success.

Even Bill Gates admits to being obstinate. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Bill Gates was asked: “You mentioned Mark Zuckerberg. Do you see yourself in him when you look at what he's done?” “Oh, sure,” says Gates. We're both Harvard dropouts with strong, obstinate ideas about what software could do.”

“Stubbornness almost to the point of stupid optimism [enabled me to succeed].” Tom Horton, former American Airlines president and CEO.

Stubborn people have a strong will, which is necessary for business success. It is, however, difficult to coexist with them. You will become the top gun once you stop viewing this personality trait negatively, stop disagreeing with them, and learn how to deal with a determined leader. Thank your obstinate friend for making you a better person.

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