You’ve probably heard this saying before, “haters they gonna hate.” Well, it’s true “haters are gonna hate.” So how do you deal with difficult people and negative comments in a healthy way? How do you know if they are true or false? How do you stop caring about what people think about you? These are all common issues that people struggle with. YouTube gurus (and countless others) deal with it on a daily basis and have to develop thick skin. Here are some tips that these YouTube gurus have shared on how to deal with difficult people.
Do not engage
Steve Green, a comedian who “trolls” people (which means he purposely tries to get a rise out of people) and records their reactions, believes that the best way to handle someone who is trying to make you upset, is simply not engage with them.
“When people see you responding to negative, they think ‘I’ll just write him a negative comment and he’ll respond to me,” Steve explained. Negative reactions attract more negative comments. “Don’t respond to the negative people, respond to the people who are like ‘I love you, you’re so great.’”
Michelle Phan, who has the most subscribed beauty channel on YouTube, shared how she deals with difficult people and negative comments: “I find honestly the best approach is ignoring at the end of the day.”
Only care about what those closest to you think
It is next to impossible to NOT care at all about what ANYONE thinks. Steve Green suggests taking a look at who is saying negative things about you. Care about what the people that love and support you the most say about you. It doesn’t really matter what anybody else says. Make sure these are people who will tell you the truth even if it hurts, but in a constructive way to help build you up, not tear you down.
Stop comparing yourself to others
YouTube beauty Guru Andrea’s Choice has some advice for these difficult people: stop comparing yourself to others. Andrea believes that the reason people leave negative comments and are being difficult in the first place is because they lack confidence, which makes them compare themselves to others.
How do you deal with difficult people? Do you have any advice/tips on how to handle negative comments? Let us know in the comments below.