Whether it’s a coworker, friend, parent, or partner, dealing with people who are aggressive or confrontational is exhausting. They try to bulldoze, argue or dominate, which leaves you feeling inadequate, frustrated, upset, or resentful. But all that’s going to change after today! Stay tuned to better understand why people are aggressive and confrontational and my three-step process for handling these situations with more ease and peace.
Resources for How to Handle Aggressive or Confrontational People
The Secret About Anger You’ve Got to Know
Are You Being Triggered in Your Relationship?
The Secret to Managing Your Emotions: A Step-By-Step Guide
Empathy in Relationships is the Key to Connection and Communication
How to be an Assertive and Effective Communicator
Boundaries: How to Identify Them and How to Hold Them
Research for How to Handle Aggressive or Confrontational People
Paul H. Soloff, Patrick Pruitt, Mohit Sharma, Jacqueline Radwan, Richard White, Vaibhav A. Diwadkar, Structural brain abnormalities and suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 46, Issue 4, 2012, Pages
Collins, K., & Bell, R. (1997). Personality and aggression: the Dissipation-Rumination Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 22(5), 751-755.
American Psychological Association. (2006, October 9). Why some people react aggressively without provocation while others don’t [Press release].