Greetings to ALL from Adelaide in South Australia!

An unfortunate fact of life is this...

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET ALONG WITH EVERYONE YOU MEET...AND THAT INCLUDES PEOPLE YOU 'MEET' ONLINE!

There are many 'FACELESS' people floating around on the internet who just love 'HIDING' behind their screens and taking every opportunity they can to be 'UNLIKABLE'.

It's good to be prepared as much as you can for these sometimes unexpected encounters with people who might rub YOU up the wrong way!

Accept that you aren’t going to like everyone...

Stay mindful of your emotions...

Choose tact over temper...

Don’t take it personally...

Rise above the irrational...

Calmly express your feelings...

Pick your battles...

Give yourself space...

Forge a support system...

Equalize power in how you communicate...

You are the master of your own happiness...

I don't know about you, but I am the first person to put up my hand and say I need to master some of these skills every now and again!

Don't let ANYONE get under your skin...

At the end of the day it's JUST NOT WORTH IT!

ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS...

YOU ARE YOUR OWN PERSON AND NOBODY CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU!

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I always welcome and appreciate any positive questions related to the topic, positive feedback, or comments.

Don't forget, if I don't answer you straight away, I'm in South Australia and sometimes our times zones are quite different :)

I hope you have found this post useful...if you did...please click the GREEN LIKE button!

Thanks for taking the time...I know how busy you are!

Best wishes and much success...

Steve :)

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Ultimateless Premium
I've got you under my skin... :)
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Steve1958 Premium
rofl
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yarg Premium
Good advise, plan ahead before it happens, because it will happen, one just doesn't know when. Thanks for sharing.
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Douglas!
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KDoll1 Premium
I definitely agree!
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jmmsen Premium
Yes it's a very good article.
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jtaienao Premium
Great advise Steve and thank you for sharing it. It's funny how you can meet up with some on and off line.
Jerome
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GayleneNepia Premium
Great advice Steve, I never take things personally :-)
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Steve1958 Premium
I try not too!
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cizamazula Premium
thanks for the advice
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PhyllisH1 Premium
Sound advice!!
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bbudhoo Premium
Great advise. I try to be very tactful but always say I should fight back. No I never did
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Pernilla Premium
Thanks Steve for your post.
It helps to know, we are all somehow alike, but we do not all have the same preferences
:-)
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Hanni Premium
Great advice
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Great advice Steve, Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree, and keep it moving
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Steve, I do meet this type of difficult people once in a while. Well, life is short. Just walk away or ignore them totally. Everyone has the right to their opinion and we don't have to argue to prove a point. [Kelsey]
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johnwnewman Premium
Great advice Steve! Thanks :-)
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DwanM11 Premium
Steve: I likie!!!
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PatrickM1 Premium
Steve - Great advice. Thanks for posting.
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adreyna Premium
Great message, thank you!
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cosmicradio Premium
You are right, Steve-There are some difficult people in all walks of life. I just smile and go on about my business!
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Bimby Premium
Great advice. Thanks for sharing Steve.
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erictjan Premium
Thank you Steve for the wise words. Much appreciated.
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chrisphemy Premium
Nice one Steve. Thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
Great advice that comes from the heart. Thank you Steve.
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Steve1958 Premium
:)
You can say THAT again!
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angieina Premium
Yes exactly,
You can please some of the people ,all of the time .
you can please all of the people, some of the time.
BUT
you cannot please all of the people , all of the time.
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xanfo Premium
Great perspective
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DoubleTap Premium
So right on Steve! If folks would just stick to the nuts and bolts of building our sites and businesses, I'd probably love everyone here!

Alas, you nailed it in your second paragraph... 'tis unfortunate, ey?
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NewImage Premium
You have been my favorite on this WA experience, and I was so sorry to hear about the illness. I did not say anything at the time because of yet another computer problem with plug ins. But, you have much wisdom, and a life's worth of experience. Just know that you have encouraged me at the least to stay in this, or go elsewhere. I have tons of blogs in the travel industry that are published already. I wanted to build a website. Best wishes to you. You seem to be a very genuine person. And, I do not let other people's things get to me. I just would like to be able to access support, but cant. I am strictly on word press for the time being. Best Wishes to you.
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nelsonrosa77 Premium
Well said, Steve. We have to learn to act and react as God's beloved sons in whom He is well pleased, and not as emotional pets.
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Phil-58 Premium
Well said again
great post and very appropraite
thanks again
Cheers...PB
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OTolo Premium
Great post ;) thanks for sharing
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kiliwia62 Premium
I don't get involved in negative, useless battles especially online.
I do agree with your statement in your post.

I always wonder why people can get so upset with online comments and there like.

As you say so truly, to choose facts over temper is always a very good one and it also won't affect your health either.
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ThomasPye Premium
Good post. The world is full of negative people. I don't take it personal. I feel bad for them because they are only hurting themselves.
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Milfrogdred7 Premium
So true. I usually take a deep breath, look at a picture of my boys on my phone, and realize after that it's not worth the energy. With time the situation usually takes care of itself. If the person is rude all the time, it will be delt with.
I just don't let the person know what buttons they can push on me. I remain nice or emotionless. This technique has not failed me. But, I will say if I'm backed in a corner, and I feel harm will come to me or anyone else I react. But, wisely.

Thank you for reminding me.
Millie
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kasage00 Premium
Well said!
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KiwiGeorge Premium
Thank you, Steve, words of wisdom.
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kanz123 Premium
Steve, You are Right On!! I have had people try to High Jack my Page with their Agenda! This is very upsetting! Thanks for the Help!!
Pete
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Steve1958 Premium
Don't cha just hate it when that happens Peter?
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Moz Premium
'taking the opportunity to be unlikable', next time someone is doing this I'll get a giggle seeing it in this perspective :)
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thezoulster Premium
Hey Steve, what you are saying is so true. I have already accepted that I am not always going to please everyone I meet weather in person or online. Those who do not like me are usually people who do not like themselves and need someone to take it out on.
I am relieved to know that I am getting alone with everyone in the community and they are getting along with me, and helping me succeed as you stated in your hand. Thank you.
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mickeyb123 Premium
There are, sometimes, people who are hell bent n being unlikable and unfriendly and try very hard at making their problems, dislikes and inadequacies yours; Don't let them.
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KatieMac Premium
as you say people do not always get along, and there are people I do not think are nice and there are some who do not like me but that is fine I do not have to see them all the time and vice versa, I will always strive to be polite, enjoyed your insights Steve my mum always said you cannot please the people all of the time
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks for this insightful post! Sue :)
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for this GREAT post Steve! Psychological adaptation is necessary in WA and all business. I never blame people but I will blame processes I don't like. (Love the sinner but not the sin). I don't like to see people unfairly maligned or called names either!
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lpluth Premium
Great advice..something I practice every day at work..
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JohnStevens Premium
Hello Steve1958,

I find Aussies that talk about cricket hard going, especially when you have the ashes. Oh !! forgot we have them Lol !!

John

PS. Hope all is well with you, pal !!
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Steve1958 Premium
Got a few battles going on down here John!
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MartyHubon Premium
Hi Steve, sage advice, definitely something we all have to consider from time to time... taking a deep lung filled breath is excellent at buffering the nonsense of others more often than not.

Thanks again for a great share Steve .
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Blackiecharm Premium
Hey Steve

Great advice as usual. We all need a reminder once in a while that every thing in this world is not as you would wish it to be. In the end you must be true to yourself and focus on what inspiring people like you have to say.

Luthor
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Shawn39 Premium
Wouldn't it be nice if we were all striving for success and helping each other and didn't have the time or desire to be " Unlikable ". I know....I'm not always realistic ! Thanks Steve !
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graveltruck Premium
I think that's the best thing about this forum all positive
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Goson Premium
Hi, Steve. thanks for great advice. I saw success on your hand, lol.
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Chezbrown Premium
You should've sung "I've got you.under my skin" lol. Or. Is it only me that gets to do that lol. Xx
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for the advice, Steve!
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JamieH1 Premium
Great advice Steve! I like to live by the quote "Keep Moving Forward".
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WilliamBH Premium
Great tips Steve .. good to see you posting again. Cheers, William.
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jmmsen Premium
You can't please everyone but that is the great thing you don't have to just focus on the people that do like you and let the others go along their way.
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mijareze Premium
You are correct, we should be tolerant...
Ed
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Karax Premium
great info, Steve!
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks Asen!
I hope all is well in your part of the world!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Steve,

At my age, my skin is a bit thicker than when I was 20 or 30 but you are right sometimes one gets upset about trivial things one should stand above.Life is too short to spend it with the wrong people.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Taetske...
There is always the odd one or two who seem to have a way to get under the thick skin lol :)
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ETZEL Premium
Thanks for the wise advices !

Greets from Blankenberge Belgium !
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Attila...
I will have to look where Blankenberge is in Belgium :)
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ETZEL Premium
But first you have to find Belgium on the map !

ha ha ha ha
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Steve1958 Premium
lol
I know where you are!
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salma33 Premium
nice post ..thanks
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Islam :)
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AGOgden Premium
Excellent and valuable advice...thanks...
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Steve1958 Premium
My pleasure Arthur!
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Donnie58 Premium
Awesome post, Steve! Thanks so much for sharing!

Calm and tactful IS the best way to handle someone like you described, and they ARE out there, for sure.
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Don!
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JeffBoivin Premium
Sooooooooo True Steeve :) Thanks for sharing !

Have a wonderful day! Jeff
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Jeff...
Has the snow started to melt yey?
I have been to Quebec City...there was so much snow...
I loved it! :)
Happy Monday to you!
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