Dear Hope: I’m Rude, Change Me!

Dear Hope,

I have been told I’m an asshole.  I know I’m rude and I have a habit of telling people what I think.  No one is going to walk all over me so I get a little mean sometimes.  I don’t really like it and I don’t want to only been known as the asshole.  What can I do?

-Change me

Dear Change Me,

No one wants people to walk all over them, but as you know, being rude is not the answer.  Confidence is the key.  When you react to someone, you are actually letting them affect you, which is the opposite of what you want.  Just ignore people that bother you, it lessons their power.  Think before you speak and choose your words carefully if you feel you need to say something.  Look people in the eye and always smile.

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