How do you respond to a person who verbally attacks you when you tell them they

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. rclinton5280 profile image79
    rclinton5280posted 6 years ago

    How do you respond to a person who verbally attacks you when you tell them they have hurt you?

  2. jellygator profile image90
    jellygatorposted 6 years ago

    Some people do this out of habit, I think! There's not a whole lot to be done except to withdraw from the fight. This can happen in two ways. The first way is by placing my own concerns on the back burner while I let them say all they have to say, give them as much understanding as I can, and then ask them to help me see that they understood my point. If that does not work, I usually will say something like, "I won't try to discuss something with someone who isn't listening to me" and start recognizing that they are defensive and unwilling to treat me as an equal - maybe just for now, maybe in general.

  3. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 6 years ago

    Simple:    I don't EVER tell anyone, "You hurt me." To do so would mark me as...well, an easy mark.  My wife goes that route, or at least tells me she's been hurt by this or that person. 

    I can just see it now.  A guy gets tossed in prison.  Nastiness ensues.  Victim tells the perpetrator(s), "You hurt me."

    Bad guys respond, "Yeah, that was kind of the point."

  4. lctodd1947 profile image80
    lctodd1947posted 6 years ago

    My analysis is the following but it is very hard to do.  Do not respond!  I am not a master at this, but I have learned that usually the more you say the worse it gets.  Here on HubPages and in the world as it stands today.

    People who attack others usually have a problem within themselves and they are lashing out at others.  No, it is not the way it should be, but anyone who will purposely hurt someone else will only continue with their bad behavior until they decide to work on their inferiority complex by getting some type of help with personal growth, life coaching or self help.

    Ignoring those who are making the attacks will get to them far worse than saying something back, and by not lowering your standards to their; you are a better person yourself.  Nothing you can say will change their mind; it would have to come from within themselves.  Being strong enough to turn the other cheek is hard.  Sometimes almost impossible.  But....in the long run; you have said all their is to say about their behavior.  Meaning their behavior is not worth you wasting your valuable time to try to get an apology, 

    I have always been a believer that eventually;  somewhere they will meet with the event that "what goes around, comes around."  Not maybe, not usually, but always.  When someone, somewhere makes them feel inadequate or hurt; they will remember their treament of others.

    Keep your chin up and believe in yourself and let nothing or no one destroy your own foundation.  You know the truth....live the truth and the truth will set you free.

  5. cobrien profile image77
    cobrienposted 6 years ago

    Talk to them like a child and kill them with kindness. Ex. " I understand that you are upset over the truth but your behavior is childish. Maybe you should take a time out."

  6. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    Do I hear crickets.................................................................................. well that's what they should hear after their performance!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)