There was a time in my life when I used to allow the words of others to lower my self esteem. And if you’re reading this right now, it’s likely that you’re in a place in your life in which you:
a) allow yourself to have low self esteem, or
b) are allowing others to crush your self esteem.
Either way, you’re in a very disempowering place in life. And it sucks. In this article, I’ll outline one of the most powerful ways to prevent low self esteem when dealing with other people.
The Low Self Esteem Comeback
I’m about to show you how to hack your haters. Are you ready? Next time someone talks trash to you, or says something mean to you – and you can feel the negative energy from them – then you can be absolutely sure that they have low self esteem.
Think about it.
If someone is FULL of POSITIVE emotional energy, then they want to spread that positive energy and infect other people with it. On the other hand, if someone is FULL of NEGATIVE emotional energy, do you think they want to make others feel good about themselves by telling them how great they are?
If someone’s in a crappy mood, they usually want you to be in a crappy mood too.
If someone’s in a happy mood, they usually want you to be in a happy mood too.
So next time someone someone verbally mistreats you, or tries to lower your self esteem, then you can literally just laugh at them, and say:
“Hey, I’m sorry you’ve got such low self esteem, I really hope you have a better day tomorrow.”
You can literally say this and absolutely mean it, because it’s a scientific fact. I’ve resorted to this on a handful of occasions, and the impact it has on people is kind of funny… they get confused, and then all of a sudden the truth hits and they realize: “I think he’s right, I really do have low self esteem”, and at this point, they’ll either walk away, apologize, or mumble something to cover up the truth of the matter (which is that they’re trying to project their low-level values onto you because they’re covering up their own lack of self esteem).
Hopefully you don’t end up in this sort of situation very often, but if you do, try this approach versus pushing back with verbal retaliation. It works like magic, because it’s scientifically proven to.
Everything we say is a direct reflection of how we really feel inside… Remember that.