How to deal with awful people

There is no magic pill to make awful people nice. There is no fairy godmother to remove awful people from our lives. There is no fairy godmother that will give us a glass slipper allowing one to live in a highly-guarded castle.  Awful people are everywhere. They pop up from their mole hills and caves to try to bring you down. How do you deal with awful people? Let me tell you how.


Run away from them

Ignore them

Box them

Punch them in the metaphorical gut

Beat them to the punch

Punch up your sassiness

You be you

You be fierce

You be gentle






Keep your shine bright

Light up the path for others

Soar like a kite






12 replies »

    • Yikes. You have to wonder how people like that can live with themselves. Rest in the comfort that true kindness is always more powerful than hate… no matter how powerful hate might look on the outside.


  1. I absolutely love the poetic nature of your writings. At first I braced for advice. After bracing, I felt a connection to every word as I have felt and worn each one in a time I face horrible people. Personally, I like to call them horrible, but I honestly don’t see anyone as horrible. I see people as being born with hope, love, joy, kindness, generosity, but fear is what creates our bad stuff. Fear is good sometimes. Even so, I often see my worst as related to fear. I often think horrible people have buried the good so far down, that they forgot how to find it. If they found it, they might get hurt. Ironically, living without taking emotional risks and letting fear win will cause misery. Then they take their misery out on everyone. So, I love how you word this writing. Being a colorful happy person without apology can be very offensive.


  2. I love this post.
    Dealing with awful people is something everyone has to do at some point in their lives, sadly most of us don’t know how to.
    I’ve recently started my own blog/advice column. I hope one day to be able to have such a large following as you and be as consistent. I’d love it, if you have the time, if you could check it out and let me know what you think.


  3. This post is exactly what I need right now. I have this one friend who keeps looking out for someone else’s faults and flaws, then she will make fun of or even ridicule him/her. She’s the queen of mean, and I can’t stand her at times. We’re in the same group, so I have no choice but to have her around. 😦


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