Dealing with Difficult People- Openly Aggressive Person

Difficult people are everywhere in this world! It is inevitable that you will come across someone daily who is hard to deal with. Because of this, Imagine Hope is talking about different types of difficult people and do's and don'ts when interacting with them. We hope you are able to find some good tips that will help you keep your cool when you come across one! The Openly Aggressive Person

This person can be very hard to deal with. They use their aggression to intimidate and get their way. They have a hard time opening up to people to express their real feelings under their rage. They tend to be unpredictable and cause tension.

When dealing with an openly aggressive person make sure you do NOT take their abuse. Refuse to argue and don't react to their rage. Also don't run away either. They feel more powerful when you do.

Try to be direct and assertive in your communication and remain calm. Keep your confidence on the outside (even if you are shaking on the inside!) Make sure you stick to the facts and don't talk about any assumptions. This will give you power when they get off track and overreact.

The biggest power you have is when you keep your emotions in check and don't give your emotional power to them. The moment you loose control is the moment they get control of you.

Check in tomorrow as Tamara helps us deal with "Snipers"! Thanks for reading!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.