How to Avoid Being Offended So Easily?

Humans have a lot of emotions. It is not easy to stay calm and peaceful every time. Human mood and behavior change with the situation and atmosphere. You might act normal sometimes, but many situations make you angry, especially when something you may not like happens. The feeling of anger is generally found in youth as they have fewer patience levels. The main problem of today’s generation is that they get easily offended by a small dispute. Perhaps, our main goal should be to sort out the problem.

The Ancient Folks knew for decades the key to lasting joy, but they have kept it hidden from the rest of us. They almost ever bring it up in conversation, yet it is essential to their emotional well-being, and they utilize it often. To perfect this craft, one must recognize that every human being’s words, deeds, and responses are the product of their point in time unique set of experiences. “The Fine Art of Not Being Offended” is the name of this technique.

Most individuals say and do what they do and say because of their anxieties, assumptions, defenses, and efforts to survive in the world. Most of it, especially when it seems to be directed at us, is irrelevant. More often than not, it has more to do with the many prior instances, especially the earliest instances in which this individual had faced a circumstance like this, generally when they were young.

Tips To Avoid Being Offended

People get offended over minor issues because they don’t understand the emotions and intentions of other people. They may make some assumptions and 

 Understand your emotions

Instead of paying attention to others, you must focus on yourself. Nobody can force you to get offended against your will. It all depends on you how you take the comments of people. You can not control someone’s tongue, but you have the chance to ignore those comments. You can conclude that it is the most useless conversation you have heard about yourself, and you should not pay attention to it. You can hurt yourself only if you allow them. 

Understand their reason for being offensive

People judge you by your behavior more than your appearance. They display their character and dominating nature. It does not mean you are bad if someone keeps taunting you or blaming you for something. 

Identify constructive criticism 

Your ego should be less than your progress. You should be able to listen to your flaws. Suppose you are a good singer, but someone points out your weak points; then you should be able to listen to them carefully and make improvements. Rather than being offended, if you accept your flaws, your chances of success increase. 

Beware of intoxicants

Intoxicants such as alcohol can influence us to say things we don’t mean to. The nervous system is not able to work properly when someone is drunk. People tend only to speak up online when they have something to argue about. Thus, the internet as a whole can be extremely divisive. And drunk individuals tend to use more colorful language than they would normally. You should never get offended when that person is drunk and try to avoid making a conversation with them at that moment. 

The Soul’s Study

We live in a society where psychodynamics drives everything. A spiritual person who aspires to live well in the world must recognize that psychology is as spiritual as prayer. The term psychology means “the study of the soul.”

Nearly nothing is personal. Even with our closest loved ones, our cherished partners, children, and friends. We are all swimming in the projections and filters of each other’s life experiences, and we are frequently just stand-ins, chess pieces of life to which our loved ones have their pre-programmed reactions. This is not to degrade life or to strip the intimacy out of our relationships but rather to let us realize that practically every time we feel offended, we are just misunderstood.

Detachment Practice

Many people are easily offended because they cannot emotionally separate their thoughts from their inner sense of self. When one’s identity is too intimately linked to one’s ideas, and those opinions are subsequently disagreed with, many people feel rejected, as if the core of who they are has been thrust away, pushed into a corner, and crushed. This, of course, stings, but it is completely incorrect.

Recognize that your opinions are not yours to overcome hypersensitivity. And, of course, any specific opinion or group of opinions does not represent the entirety of who you are. You will live a happy, fulfilled life with minimal potential to be insulted if you can remove your thoughts from your identity.

Grasp Modesty

When someone tells a prominent religious figure that he has offended them, the figure stops to consider whether or not the figure may have said or done something that may have been perceived as offensive. That kind of modesty on his part would make him nearly impervious to criticism.

However, it wasn’t all he did. He continued by saying that he frequently realized after the fact that he had said something that may have been taken the wrong way. Then he’d find the person who took offense and explain how he was wrong. The companions of joy are tranquility and composure. Peace of mind and tranquility may be attained via humility.

Overcome Self Conscience

The It’s-All-About-Me mindset is ideal ground for being easily offended. Every word that comes out of your lips, every action or inaction, everything that is done or undone, all intents and intentions reflect on you. That is an enormous load to bear.

If everything is limited to how it affects you, if you are the center of everything, it is no surprise that you are regularly upset! Get out of the center of everyone else’s life. You’re probably not there at all. In most circumstances, you shouldn’t be. Allow the majority of life to be uninterested in you. My terrible mood has nothing to do with you. Your mother’s negligence isn’t even about you. It’s all about her! This manner less will irritate you in life, and enjoyment will last longer.

Accept Flaws

You’ll likely be easily offended or angry most of the time if you expect other people to behave a certain way or anticipate they’ll be as nice or compassionate as you are and then take offense when they fall short of your standards. Allow folks to be themselves, please. Indeed, they do.

Everyone has their own set of quirks, peculiarities, and character faults. You do too! Yours is unique in some way that theirs is not. So just shrug and let it roll off your back. Don’t suffocate yourself with the faults you perceive in other people. Release! Let go! Breathe. Relax.

Acknowledging the fallibility of others entails forgiving them for their wrongdoings in the past (so that the current problem isn’t exaggerated as an extension of a previous problem left unresolved) and establishing a sort of Forgiveness Default Setting in your heart, which you will automatically go to when confronted with offensive language or behavior.


When you accept that there is no need to take anything personally, you are less likely to experience feelings of abuse. It’s OK to say, “Thank you for sharing,” and move on. You are not affected by the words or actions of others because you understand that it is not about you. Realizing that your value is independent of what other people think, say, or do allows everyone to view the world less seriously. You don’t have to prove your goodness or worth to the other person; if you have to, you may just walk away.

The greatest test of character is learning to be happy no matter what other people think, say, or believe about you. One of the many talents of a practical mystic is the ability not to take things personally. Even though it may take a lifetime to master, it is one of the greatest keys to happiness.

What do you think?

Written by Shivam Pal

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