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How to say no to people?

  1. shwetha123 profile image71
    shwetha123posted 6 years ago

    How to say no to people?

  2. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image78
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 6 years ago

    This is most difficult thing, still you must say no when you want to say it. It will always good for keeping long term relationship going rather than short terms gains.

  3. KevinC9998 profile image78
    KevinC9998posted 6 years ago

    This is always difficult but crucial when dealing with children. You must be able to say no to young people or there will be terrible consequences down the road.

  4. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    People think this is really hard to do - but with a little practice and preparation on what you want to say and how you will react if they insist, then it's not that difficult. But it  also depends on what they are asking? In general always be polite and never get angry. It's helpful - if you have the time - to rehearse what you want to say. Also in saying 'no' to someone you need to remember a couple of things. Firstly, you have as much right to say 'no' as they have for asking. Secondly, when it's a case of declining an invitation, remember it's the invitation you're rejecting not the person.

    When saying 'no' have a legitimate reason for this. Don't make something up just because you think it sounds more reasonable - chances are it isn't and little white lies have a nasty habit of back-firing.

  5. IntimatEvolution profile image79
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Um no.  Or better still... no.  Rather it's a no.  If that doesn't work try saying no.

  6. nemanjaboskov profile image74
    nemanjaboskovposted 6 years ago

    I have always had a problem with saying no, but things have changed significantly in the last couple of years. It is important to be realistic, and saying no is sometimes the most realistic thing you can do. Therefore, just practice and you'll get there!
    Keep it real smile

  7. RKHenry profile image77
    RKHenryposted 6 years ago

    I'm with IE, it's as simple as saying no.  If it helps, add an heck in front of it, to give the no more volume.

  8. NotPC profile image60
    NotPCposted 6 years ago

    Um... Just be honest. If you can't follow through, don't commit. Remember that you are the most important person in your life. It makes saying "no" very easy.

  9. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Graciously to those you care about and directly, but tactfully to those you don't. smile