Dealing With Difficult People - A Very Important Life Lesson for You! By Dr Judy Esmond When dealing with difficult people remember what Walt Whitman (1819-1892) said: Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you? WALT WAS RIGHT! Well, Walt was absolutely right! It is in dealing with the difficult people that you come across in your life that you have learned some of your greatest lessons. Now you know at the time, these difficult people can be distressing, disruptive and downright destructive. But in many ways, just surviving the experience has certainly made you stronger. When you deal with the difficult behaviour of others it can teach you, amongst many things a very powerful lesson... LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE Dealing with the difficult behaviour of people is never easy or pleasant. But you need to remember that you can learn an enormous amount from the experience. A negative can be turned into a positive when you ask yourself: What can I learn from the experience? What can I learn about myself? What can I learn about my interaction with this person? What can I learn about people in general? By having a learning mindset, you will always gain and never really lose when dealing with these difficult people you come across in your life. And there are more lessons and ideas for you to learn when you get instant access to my free downloadable book on Dealing with Difficult People: 17 Ways to Handle the Difficult Behaviour of Other People by going to http://www.nodifficultpeople.com DR JUDY ESMOND - A Leading International Expert on Stress and Dealing with Difficult People! ďƒŁ Dr Judy Esmond. This article may be shared with others on the understanding that it remains intact and credit is given to the author and the website link http://www.nodifficultpeople.com is included.