So many people can annoy us in life. I would love to share my list of the most annoying ones.
1. The Ooops-I am-late-again:
You know they will be late, and their apology is that they have ALWAYS been like this, just unreliable, late and not sorry. They are okay with wasting your time. They can be super annoying especially when you are waiting outside when it is freezing cold, and they turn up 30 minutes late? Those kinds of people even will be late to their own funeral.
2. The Over-Controlling Boss:
A boss that micro-manages every single part of your work. Just to make sure that they can evidence that they are doing their job. You do your job always correctly and might be even longer there than your boss, but they check on every single bit you do and remind you of every single deadline. I really want to send them to a self-confidence workshop, so they learn that it is good enough to praise your employees and there is no need to micro-manage them.
3. The Competitor:
Have you ever had that, that someone started to compete with you? That can happen everywhere, family, friends, colleagues anywhere. You might be really good at something, and those people want to show everyone including yourself that they are better. It always baffled me because I am such a non-competitive soul. I wish people would chillax and understand that there is ENOUGH for everyone. Chillax and enjoy your talent and your life.
4. The Smile-To-Your-Face-Backstabbers:
They smile to your face, they are friendly, they pretend to be your best friend, but you find out they just cannot stand you. Very likely those kinds of people you will find amongst colleagues, family members or in the broader circle of friends. Just avoid me, if you do not like me.
5. The Gossiper:
Yes, people who know every single gossip and that is all they talk about. Colleagues, family, friends or even what celebrities are apparently up to. Drama is daily on their to-do-list. It is draining. One good thing is you never need to read any magazines or watch any news; they definitely will keep you updated.
6. The Know-It-All:
No matter what topic, they know everything better. They will tell you all the time that you are wrong. Some of them might even change their opinions just to start an argument or discussion. They are addicted to it, they love to win any debates, and they are very likely related to the people who like to compete with you. It is like, come on, chillax, you cannot know everything, you are not Google.
7. The Boundary-Breaker
Those kinds of people do not take NO for an answer. They will either willingly overstep the boundaries to gain a benefit or they do not take you seriously. Highly toxic and super annoying. They can be charmers or downright nasty. Yes, they are very annoying, but once you keep your boundaries up, they will very likely avoid you.
8. The My-Way-Or-The-High-Way’er:
Worse than the boundary breaker, they will tell you if you want them in your life, you have to obey their rules. They will not compromise, and they will make it very clear. It is just the close-mindedness of this person that is annoying. How do they even survive in life?
Of course bare in mind, sometimes we might have also been one of them. We all learn in life, and we all can be annoying. Feel free to add to the list.
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Article written by Jennifer White of Strong Heart Awakening. Jennifer White Ad. Dip. Psych. is a global human potential thought leader, blogger, Psychological Therapist with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) skills, Life Coach and Public and Motivational Speaker. Jennifer White has experience in counseling and coaching people with substance misuse, anxiety and depression. She is currently working as a self-employed Psychological Therapist and Life Coach in her practice, helping people reaching their real potential. Jenny holds public and motivational speeches and shared her ideas with other speakers on the stage of the Celebrate Your Life event in Arizona 2016. She runs successfully her self-development and self-help groups on- and offline.
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