Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: How to tell someone they're acting rude.

  1. #1
    missyou
    Member missyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    16

    How to tell someone they're acting rude.

    How do you politely tell someone they're acting rude? I want to encourage communication and not offend them.

  2. #2
    CaptainPlanet

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,227
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    1
    you let the other person save face

    tell them in private

    say the first part of it with a smile

    say you probably don't realise

    tell them they're innocent

    but let them know very nicely you don't think what they do is nice

    if its ur boss u can't do it

    you need to let them save face

    private non confrontational and DO NOT attack thier charecter

    Hey john you probably don't realise it but my ears are pretty sensitive so when you talk you can be a little bit loud, sorry its probably my fault but you seem to loud to me

    as a really lame example.

  3. #3
    RooferGirl23
    Member RooferGirl23's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    35
    Posts
    291
    are they acting rude to just you or people in general? Its a tough one, doing so without upsetting the person.

  4. #4
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    46,357
    Thanked
    1523
    can you be more specific about what is the rudeness? and who is the person in question? how you react to rudeness would be different if that person is your boss, a sister, your SO, an acquaintance, or your 5 year old son.

  5. #5
    missyou
    Member missyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    16
    Certain friends and SO, for the most part. If I do something that upsets them, they'll start acting rude instead of telling me what it was that offended them. Rudeness in terms of being curt, making personal shots at me through sarcasm, things like that.

  6. #6
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    46,357
    Thanked
    1523
    what is it that you are doing that upsets them? are you doing these things intentionally or unintentionally?

  7. #7
    missyou
    Member missyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    16
    Unintentionally, because I have no idea what I'm doing. They won't tell me.

  8. #8
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    46,357
    Thanked
    1523
    sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions, I just want to understand the situation fully so that I can give you good feedback.

    So, what is it exactly that happens? are you out with your friends, having a fun time, then you say something, and everyone goes silent and starts ignoring you?

  9. #9
    missyou
    Member missyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    16
    No, to be honest it's really just an SO problem, I mentioned certain friends because I wanted to know what to do in case it did happen with them in the future.

    Basically, we'll be talking, and all of a sudden he'll clam up and/or start acting rude. If I ask him what's wrong he'll say nothing.

  10. #10
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    46,357
    Thanked
    1523
    Well, to be honest, I think that something you must be doing is the problem also, otherwise, they wouldn't just clam up and start being rude out of nowhere. you may have inadvertently offended them or said something they are sensitive about.

    I would say, "Hey - I notice that you are acting withdrawn now, and I want to understand this. Did I say something that upset you? I'm sorry if I did and I want to know what I said that was wrong so I don't upset you again."

    EDIT: Unless..... he just does that, has his mood change rapidly like that and starts being rude and mean to you with no reason at all. If he doesn't give you a reason, and just snaps at you, you should reconsider if you want to be in a relationship with someone that moody and uncommunicative.

  11.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
Feeling ignored, worthless and less than everyone else.
Today was kind of a breaking point to me. During my childhood, I grew up feeling less than others, less beautiful, less smart, less important, less
Do things always happen for a reason?
Do you think things always happen for a reason, or sometimes does **it just happen? I had a job for two years that I didn't like so started
I don't know if I should have stopped my friend
a few of my friends about 8 went on a trip. One evening we decided to drink at our stay and not do much. Two of my guy friends , one of my girl

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
He Left My Clothes in His Yard to Pick Up
Here is a follow to my situation: After I spent four days with this guy I met online, I inadvertently left a few clothes at his place. Almost two
Does he really think I'm trolling him/can't trust me or is just an excuse?
Met a guy last summer. I broke it off with him 3 times in 6 dates, over concern about distance, but kept apologizing. The last break off he said he
My 8 year old won't go to sleep or stay asleep 😣😣
Feel like I am losing my mind. My 8 year old just won't go to bed.. or she at least won't stay in bed. She is still up now at 9.45pm (after being
HSP in LDR, about to move to be with him and get married
Im a Highly Sensitive Person. I get very overwhelmed very easily. If i dont sleep well, if theres too much noise, if there are too many
Am I being selfish or unreasonable?
Hi everyone, Sorry for my first post to be one of all doom and gloom, but I'm stuck and don't know what to do. I want to start by saying that I
Stomach flu fears
I have a huge fear of stomach flu, if i am exposed or know someone has had it a have really bad anxiety and stress over it. Yesterday at 11am at my
Boyfriend Likes Questionable Pictures on Instagram– Should I Be Worried?
Long story short, he's been liking some questionable pictures that this other woman (whom he knows irl) posts. In one of the pictures he liked, she's
Ask For Advice

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •