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7,886 hits 2.0 (5 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 10 years ago by Electric

Does ignoring people who are bothering you actually work as a tactic?


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10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 7:13:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think either it doesn't, or I'm too impatient to have it work for me.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 7:30:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
sometimes it works for me. depends what kind of person you're dealing with.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 9:31:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hello!
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 9:37:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'm fairly passive aggressive.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 10:28:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of the time, no. If it's a casual "oh, this is the first time we met and it didn't pan out" kinda thing usually it will. If, however, you're consistantly in conflict with a person, this advice doesn't work because if you could, you would.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/22/11 - 11:22:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
It does not work. They just come back with more
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 5:19:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, Absolutely
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 11:59:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you're serious about it, it can work out. If you aren't really ignoring them, but instead being passive-aggressive, trying to get your digs in before running away and hiding, no.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 1:49:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends on what the person bothering you is trying to accomplish - if they want to get to you and you act as though you're completely fine with what they're doing, which might take the form of ignoring them, then it will probably work.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 1:55:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'd rather just confront the person.

I used to hate how teachers in elementary school would just say to ignore classmates who tease and torment you.
It's lazy on their part.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 2:31:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just as long as nobody approaches me in a violent & physical mannor then I would most likely ignore them..
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/23/11 - 2:52:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think I've ever had to use the tactic as an adult, but it definitely worked for me when I was a kid. Dad always told me to ignore my brother when he was teasing me and not to give him the satisfaction of a reaction. He gave up trying to piss me off after I wouldn't even make eye contact when he was trying to get a rise out of me. The minute he started the taunts I acted like he wasn't standing in the room.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/11 - 6:21:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think so. In fact, it seems that the more a person aggravates you, the more they seem to worm their way into your life. Or maybe it is that every action of theirs is amplified.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/11 - 10:36:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not if they are beside you talking. But if they are texting or calling and you keep ignoring them, 9 times out of 10 they stop after you dont reply
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 11/25/11 - 1:36:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 11/24/11 - 10:36:57 PM ladiesfirst9 wrote:
Not if they are beside you talking. But if they are texting or calling and you keep ignoring them, 9 times out of 10 they stop after you dont reply


Not if they're crazy enough.
I've known quite a handful of people who *still* insist upon sending text/instant messages on my phone regardless of whether I respond or not. There have been times when I came back from class to 10-15 consecutive text messages about nothing.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 11/25/11 - 1:40:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 11/23/11 - 2:52:15 PM mise wrote:
I don't think I've ever had to use the tactic as an adult, but it definitely worked for me when I was a kid. Dad always told me to ignore my brother when he was teasing me and not to give him the satisfaction of a reaction. He gave up trying to piss me off after I wouldn't even make eye contact when he was trying to get a rise out of me. The minute he started the taunts I acted like he wasn't standing in the room.


Same. Never tried it as an adult, but when I was younger, I tried it and was really surprised at how well it worked, when some next door neighbors of my friend were teasing us.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 11/25/11 - 2:18:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I find it easy to ignore some idiot who's looking for a reaction on the Internet but it could be very different if they sit next to you in class or something. Probably depends on the case.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 11/25/11 - 2:21:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
you may need to use the tactic immediately to get people to lose interest immediately - if someone's been attacking you for a year and they're used to you getting all worked up it may take a similar time to break the habit
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/2/12 - 5:44:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Never.
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 4:32:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Surprisingly yes. Though it depends on the person and how dedicated I am to ignoring them.
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 8:20:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not really.
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 2/11/12 - 3:37:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's effective.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 2/14/12 - 11:37:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
With my sisters, it makes matters worse.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/21/12 - 3:16:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
You have to win battles in your own mind too. Not thinking about them is the ultimate form of IGNORE.

Good luck.
9 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/21/12 - 6:40:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I ignore everyone who bothers me.
Seems to work just fine.

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