Dealing with someone with an attitude problem can be a trying and frustrating task. But, what if you are the one with the attitude problem, but you just do not know? Most of the time you may not even be aware that you are putting people off as much as you are. So here are obvious signs that you have an attitude problem:
Everyone seems to irritate you
If everyone around you seems to irritate you, chances are the problem is not them, it’s you. When you have a balanced and sensible view of things, you will understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, approaches to a task and styles of behavior. However, when you have an attitude problem you will find yourself unable to tolerate the differences in other people.
Nothing goes your way
Most people with a balanced view towards life understand that sometimes bad things happen and they take it in their stride. It’s the people with attitude problems that think that the universe is deliberately trying to mess up their lives when anything goes wrong. Part of being a positive individual is accepting the bad just as well as the good.
You refuse to shift ground on issues
It’s one thing to constantly think you’re right. It’s an even greater telling sign if you never give in during any argument or discussion. It shows that you are stubborn, unwilling to see another person’s point of view and that you have an attitude problem.
You feel bad when good things happen to others
If you feel bitter when something good happens to someone around you, then you really have to work on your attitude. Good things happening to a person is not linked to you not getting what you want. You have to find a way to be happy for other people even if you have nothing to gain from it.
You always believe that you are right
Look back on all your recent arguments or discussions with the people around you and then count the number of times you were completely sure you were right. That should be an indication of your attitude.
You are a cynic
If you find yourself constantly finding the cynical angle to everything, firstly you aren’t the nicest person to be around and secondly, you will be full of negativity. This negativity will emerge in the form of nasty snipes and stubborn behaviour, all symptomatic of attitude problems.
By Damilola Faustino
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