Don't be a victim of their moodiness
Whether it is your roommate, friend or fiancé, handling a moody person is not easy.
At one point, you are laughing and having a happy dance. And at another moment, they are frowning and don’t wonna talk to you.
While everyone gets moody at some point in life, some people are just difficult and their moods change for no good reason.
If you have a close person who tends to be always moody, the best thing you can do is learn how to deal with them.
Here are some tips on how to handle a moody person:
1. Take a break
Moody people can be very toxic and they can also ruin your mood and attitude. So, if they are ever moody and you feel like it’s affecting you emotionally, take a break. If you live with them in the same house, you can move to a friend’s place for a while. Sometimes, all they need is some time alone to deal with their emotions.
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2. Engage them
Try engaging them in a conversation. If they are willing, they will tell you what’s bothering them and that alone may help them feel better. However, if they are the difficult type, they are likely to say that there’s nothing bothering them – just because they want to be difficult. But at least you shall have tried.
3. Don’t be a victim
Moodiness is somewhat infectious. So be careful not to borrow from their bad moods. Go on your daily business as usual and don’t pay attention to them. Might seem selfish but some of these moody people are just attention seekers.
4. Confront them
Let them know that you have noticed how irritable they have become lately and that you are concerned. If they have been using their moodiness as a manipulative tool, they will be ashamed to talk about it. And, they might end up changing because moody people don’t like being the topic of discussion.
5. Just love them
If you have tried talking to them and nothing seems to be changing, you can choose to love them and understand them as they are. Know what triggers their moodiness and avoid it especially if they are family members or colleagues that you can’t avoid.
And if you feel they are too much to stand, just leave. If they are your friend, roommate or partner, give them space and get a new place away from them. Sometimes we are better off without people who are always getting into our nerves.