Dealing With Highly Judgmental People
The critical minds around you will continue to depress you with their negative comments on almost anything you say. So, don't take it personally at all, because they do that to everyone. Stop assuming that you are being targeted. Because mostly, this assumption itself is the root of our problem.
A Judgmental Boss: A Learning Opportunity
A negative vibe for a negative? The rule of 'tit for tat' is out of fashion these days. Be good instead; howsoever worse others behave with you. Why? Because, more than anything else, that's good for your health. Own your fears and that unhappy corner in your mind which is triggered by a few unpleasant words. Treat it. Treat the discontentment within. And, you will discover a more beautiful you!
Your Response Is Your Responsibility
See how you react to situations when you are being criticized or judged by anyone. Observe yourself, acknowledge the fact that you feel hurt. More often, it is because we tend to reject the fact that we are hurt, which is why we cannot handle criticism in a mature way. Once this is known, you begin to respond peacefully.
Be The Mature One
If you have a colleague or a close relative, who is highly judgmental, and you cannot avoid him/her. Try to imagine this person to be a kid. And do what you would have done to deal with your kid's tantrums. As soon as they begin to shower you with their gloomy thoughts, start counting backwards. 100, 99, 98, ... and so on. Sounds stupid? Then, you must give it a try.
Ignore The Fault-finders
Just take a minute and introspect a little. See what is it that you are focusing on. Is that person and his pessimism eating away all your precious time and joy in life? Then, change the focus of your life. There are so many other good people and good stuff to pay attention to.
Awaken The Optimist In You
If that highly judgmental person happens to be your close friend, you would, of course, want your friendship to be the priority, as you don't want to reciprocate any negative emotions. So, find out the good in that person, look at the larger picture, or take it as a chance to find your discomforts and improve your own self.