Difficult People Quotes

Quotes tagged as "difficult-people" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Shannon L. Alder
“Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”
Shannon L. Alder

P.A. Speers
“We do not have to be mental health professionals to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us.”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

P.A. Speers
“The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there.—Psychotherapist from Type 1 Sociopath”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

Anthon St. Maarten
“There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Shannon L. Alder
“In order to master compassion, you have to spend time getting to know monsters. When you can do that you will see that there are no monsters, only people that acted like monsters because no one gave them the time or compassion to hear their story.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Always remember that you can explain things for people, but you can't comphrend for them.”
Shannon L. Alder

Christian Baloga
“Never allow carping critics to deter you from success. Instead, silence them with it.”
Christian Baloga

Bob Goff
“Sadly, whenever I make my opinions more important than the difficult people God made, I turn the wine back into water.”
Bob Goff, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

“The difficult people who we encounter can be our greatest teachers.”
Eileen Anglin

“Our culture's response to egotism is as misguided as our approach to inadequacy. When people feel and act as if they're better than others—belittling those around them, for instance, or persistently interrupting to assert their own views—we're encouraged to "bring them down a peg." According to my guides, however, people who strive for superiority are wrestling with a deep internal conflict. Disconnected at a conscious level from the genuine magnificence of their Spirit, they retain an unconscious remembrance of this innate grandeur. Longing to realize the potential they sense within, but confused by identifying only with what is commonly referred to as the ego—the limited, human aspect of their being—they believe they can feel powerful and significant only through dominating and outshining others.”
Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth

Arthur C. Clarke
“The knowledge that [he] had passed a loveless, institutionalized childhood and had escaped from his origins by prodigies of pure intellect, at the cost of all other human qualities, helped one to understand him—but not to like him.”
Arthur C. Clarke, A Fall of Moondust

Tracy Rees
“Lady Vennaway is a horrible, horrible woman, is she not, Cookie?'
Cook hesitated. "Everyone has their own story, even those we find the hardest. Best to accept things the way they are and count your blessings.”
Tracy Rees, Amy Snow

Eknath Easwaran
“People who have strong likes and dislikes find life very difficult; they are as rigid as if they had only one bone.”
Eknath Easwaran, The Mantram Handbook

“To catch a wild animal, you need not just to be courageous and wild, but wise and calm as well for any wild animal would be wild towards any threat, but after you have entangled it with good calmness, courage and wisdom, you can easily tame it.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Manage your relationships. Great relationships may not be profitable, but bad ones always result in losses.”
Tarun Sharma

Laurie Perez
“A common mistake people make is assuming compassion requires some kind of action they’re not ready to take. In other words, if I feel compassion for this dangerous, havoc-wreaking person (or for my tedious co-workers, the guy who cut me off in traffic, my abusive parents, that politician, etc.) then I’ll have to drop everything I’m into and go hug and try to heal or help...or
...do something I don’t know how to do. Not so.

Compassion begins within; the compassion you have for yourself will guide you to act or detach with regard for your own well-being.”
Laurie Perez, Breakthrough: How to Have Compassion for Those Who Do Harm

Laurie Perez
“Feeling compassion toward a dangerous person will not lead you to submit to them or put yourself at risk or condone their actions. What it does simply, is relieve your anxiety – which immediately makes you stronger and more resilient.”
Laurie Perez, Breakthrough: How to Have Compassion for Those Who Do Harm

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