The top reasons that people can annoy or irritate you

People can annoy us all the time, it's up to you to learn how to ignore them.
People can annoy us all the time, it's up to you to learn how to ignore them. | Source

Being around people you don't like is hard. You're always going to have certain instances in your life where you live, work or have friends and family that annoy you. Trying to find ways to cope with this can be difficult .

It could be an acquaintance of a friend, your friends partner, a sibling, a parent or someone at work that is constantly annoying you. It can be very frustrating when you have to bite your tongue in those awkward situations that you absolutely hate but can't get away from.

If it's family members it can be a lot harder to get away from. But if it's toxic friends, then you can eventually choose to stop having them in your life.

In reality what you really want to do is just shout out STOP!

Diplomacy : The art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way.

Your Life Revolves Around Others.


Dealing With The Situation

I've come to the conclusion that diplomacy is actually a word which you should get paid for doing. The amount of times you will find yourself in situations where you are required to keep quite will be many.


  • This could be at work where you have to work with annoying co-workers.

  • It could be work events where you have to mingle with that annoying man from the other department.

  • It could with your family where you have to attend family events that you absolutely hate going to.

  • It might be a close friends house party where you detest the room mates or their partner.

No matter how nice you are or how patience you can be, it's not appreciated.

Sometimes I think some people are just born with that gene which is called "Annoying" and they live to make your life awkward.

Are you one of those annoying people?

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Top 10 reasons that people annoy us everyday

1) They think they know it all, but let me tell you they don't.

2) They think they are always right, there're not.

3) They think that the world revolves around them, in their own alternative reality it does.

4) They think each man and woman was put on this earth so they can be the centre of attention, they might think that but in reality were all really just ignoring them.

5) They think that talking negatively about others is cool, it's not.

6) They think just because they think there smart, means everyone else is stupid. Usually it's the other way round.

7) They think that it's fine to ignore you one minute and talk to you the next.

What an annoyed cat will do.

8) They think it's cool to text you at midnight to tell you they had a boring day. Who cares!

9) They think you actually care what they ate for dinner. There's people in the world who are starving.

10) They think you should always be on call for them 24/7 all year round.

Working with annoying colleagues can be stressful, but you have to find a way to cope with it.
Working with annoying colleagues can be stressful, but you have to find a way to cope with it. | Source

How to deal with annoying co workers

There are lots of things you can do to reduce the stress that these situations might cause you.

Work Situation

  1. If it relates to work, then you could find excuses to stop attending functions where you need to be around the annoying people.

  2. If it's a work colleagues, try to change departments or move to another desk further away from them. That way the only time you see them would be when you are arriving and leaving work.

  3. If it's a boss, then you either need to stand up to them or find a way to work around the issues they have with you. Sometimes this will involve being the yes person. That means you listen, you express interest, you don't complain about them to work colleagues, (just friends), and finally you try to get promoted from that department as soon as possible

It's harder to get away from annoying family members, Sometimes you will just need to avoid those family events.
It's harder to get away from annoying family members, Sometimes you will just need to avoid those family events. | Source

Does your family annoy you?

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How to cope with an annoying family members

If it revolves around family, then it can be harder to get out of those annoying situations. There are some family events like weddings, christening and funerals you will have to attend.

Get out of them....

To get out off any type of family event you will need to come up with clever explanations.

You might be able to get out of dinner parties or birthday parties by deciding to book a romantic weekend away with your own partner on the week of the party.

You can get out of attending events far away where you know those people that irritate you will be attending also by saying that you have work commitments.

Don't engage.......

Never engage any of the family members that annoy you in conversation. If you can stay as far away from them as possible. You'll get those irritating question about your personal life that you don't want to answer. So either arrive late to avoid having to mingle, or take up the task of 5 minutes conversations with people.

Being around friends who annoy you can at times be difficult. But if everyone else likes them, it can be terrible.
Being around friends who annoy you can at times be difficult. But if everyone else likes them, it can be terrible. | Source

How to cope with annoying friends

When friends are involves you have to be careful. Just because you don't like lady x doesn't mean the rest of the guys and girls don't.

What you might think of being stuck-up, others might see as being out going.


  • If you have to be around an annoying friend of yours then either reduce the time you are in their company or avoid going out on the same night that they do.

  • Try not to engage in long conversations with them.

  • Don't complain about them to others in the group or it could lead to you being labelled as the troublemaker.

  • If you must be in the same group as them, try to pick neutral things to talk about.

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Learning to live and be around people who annoy you is difficult.

You have to be he one who adjusts your attitude to put up with the people who irritate you.

If you work with them, go to school with them or simple are stuck being related to the, then it can be trying and very exhausting. That's why it should come with hazard paid.

I'm still waiting for my cheque to come. But keep reminding yourself that eventually the day will end and you can relax until the next time.

Plus you should get an award for dealing with these people.

© 2012 Sp Greaney

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sangre 3 years ago from Ireland Author

@ buddhaanalysis, that is a very good point. I think that people spoilt at home do think that they are special. It's a pity some people can't just grow up and realise that the world and everyone doesn't revolve around them.

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buddhaanalysis 3 years ago

I think some people think that they are too smart looking. May be they were at some time and raised in house having too much attetion for them.Then they start expecting special treatment and attention from everyone including strangers too.when they do not get attention then they start to irritating by shouting,taunting and every vulgar way.

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sangre 4 years ago from Ireland Author

@ Laura Schneider, thanks for the last tip. :)

I think some people know their own worth and want us to know it also. While in short doses they are fine, anything longer especially family get together don't end soon enough.

It would be great to live in another country and not have to see them.

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Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

I have a relative like that (doesn't everyone have at least one if not several?). You're REQUIRED to be around relatives at times, no hazard pay in sight. Aargh! What's more frustrating is that this particular relative was awesome a few decades ago and just got this way over time.

I mean, I understand that, mentally, we've all got to be the hero in our own lives, the star of our own show, in order to survive as individual humans of sound mind and spirit, but most people know how to confine that to their own minds 99% of the time, showing off only when it's appropriate to do so (like center stage at Carnegie Hall--really rare occasions). I love this person, who actually IS tremendously talented in numerous ways, but I can't stand being around them for more than a short while. Glad they don't live next door!

Oh--advice: whatever you do, don't get trapped as a passenger in a car with people like this! Volunteer to drive and you'll have more control over the situation.

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sangre 4 years ago from Ireland Author

@ mandymoreno81, if only we didn't have to deal with such people in life.

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mandymoreno81 5 years ago

Absolutely! I have a couple friends who are really annoying...either whining about their problems all the time without changing the situation or they just get on my nerves. At times it's just best to keep your distance from them!

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sangre 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Tell me about it ! I think I had my limit of it by the end of 2011. Here's hoping 2012 is way way better.

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mariale2003 5 years ago

Good luck!!! just let me know is some of them send you a cheque or at least something....sometimes is very frustrating deal with that kind of people over and over again...I think the only way to handle it is just ignoring them...and try to found a good side of is to short!!!

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