Are you being ignored?
To Be Ignored
How often do others ignore you in a day? See if one of theses scenarios sounds familiar:
1. You just got a new haircut and no one noticed it.
2. You bought a new outfit and your spouse never said a word.
3. You called someone and they never called you back.
4. You emailed someone and they never responded.
5. You post on Facebook and no one comments.
6. A group you are involved with doesn't acknowledge your ideas.
7. Your boss never notices when you make extra efforts at work.
8. A person walks out in front of your car and they never look at you.
9. You call your bank, credit card company, cable company, or telephone provider with a problem and are routed to fax machine.
10. You pray and feel God isn't listening.
Are you being ignored?
Ignore means to disregard something in our surroundings. It happens when we turn away, avoid, or don't pay attention to someone. Ignoring someone can either be on purpose, or simply because we fail to be aware of someone.
Is anyone listening? Effects of being ignored
When we are ignored we feel bad, feel as if we have less control, and lose a sense of belonging according to one experiment.
Being ignored brings on these feelings and emotions-
Three ways to lessen the effect of feeling ignored
1. Walk away. If you constantly feel someone isn't listening or responding to you, if possible, remove yourself from that situation. Often the problem isn't you, it's about the one who should be listening.
Just walk away, hang up, disengage, unplug, remove your name from the list, un-friend--whatever you have to do, just don't keep trying to get attention from unattended ears. It may not solve an immediate problem, but it will deflate the situation.
If you must try again, give some time and space before going back. Also, connect with someone who makes you feel heard before you tackle the situation again.
2. Choose associations wisely. If you join a group or organization where you will have little input or voice, you may be wasting your time there. Join places where you are needed and valued.
3. Courteously confront. If the one who ignores you is a person in your daily life, feeling ignored day after day by them wears on your self esteem. Confront that person with the problem. Explain to them what they do and why it bothers you.
They may be unaware of what they are doing and would make a change if they knew. Give them the benefit of the doubt and confront them with the problem. We all need a chance to change.
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