Don’t you hate it when you try to share some good news, and someone tries to catch you off guard to outdo you? Or when you start talking about something you’ve experienced and the same person hijacks the conversation so they can be in the spotlight again.
If this happens to you often, you likely have a self-centred and selfish person in your life.
We all are selfish to an extent, but some people are just too much into themselves and tend to disregard others. They can even make you feel worthless!
Some use you when they have issues, but they are never around when you need them. Sometimes they make you feel inadequate and invisible.
But, no matter how the selfish person treats you, it doesn’t mean that you should behave like them and adopt a selfish lifestyle. Instead, stay true to yourself. Be who you are, do what you want, and prioritise yourself. Remember why you are still with this person but retain your good qualities. Don’t stoop down to their level.
Self-centred individuals think that only their day, opinion, likes and dislikes matter. So their conversations are also like that – centred around only them and their lives.
If you’ve been taking it for a long time, it’s time to snap out of it silently and smartly.
Can a Self-Centred Individual Change for the Better?
When dealing with a self-centred person, the first thing to consider is realising they won’t change. People only change when they genuinely want to, and you can’t force them to be someone they’re not.
Preserve your sanity by accepting this and establishing healthy boundaries. Remember that you can inspire or influence them to change, but you really can’t change someone who doesn’t see a problem in their actions.
So stop driving yourself crazy trying. Instead, just change how you deal with them. If you want to know some calm and smart ways you can deal with self-absorbed people and put them in their right place, here are a few tips that may be useful.
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THE BUBBLY BIBI ♥ – By Nazia Keenoo, a self-love advocate and mental health activist based in Mauritius.