How to Respond to Disapproval

Rejection hurts, but it matters how you react to it. In healthy ways, rejection can help you develop tenacity as well as open up new opportunities and growth. Rejection, however, may in harmful ways stifle your ingenuity, destroy your self-confidence, and make you miserable. It might be time to consult a mental health professional if dismissal is something you experience frequently. Working through your thoughts and identifying any harmful ideas and actions that are contributing to the refusal routine can be done with the aid of a therapist or doctor.

Keeping Your Emotions under control

Denying your emotions is one of the worst things you can do when rejected. Your anger or pain will only get worse over time if you do n’t allow yourself to feel it. Determine what you’re feeling and how strong it is by taking the time to do so. Therefore, try to find a secure means of expressing those feelings through composing.

Do n’t draw too many conclusions. Do n’t assume you know why the person rejected you, whether it was a failed business venture or an unsuccessful first date. It’s simple to assume that after a dozen rejections, you are inherently unlikeable or stupid, which will only make your enduring worse.

Inform yourself of your accomplishments and the characteristics that set you apart. In order to see other possible interpretations of the rejection that do n’t involve assuming the worst about yourself, it can also be helpful to think about how a wise and sympathetic outsider might interpret the situation.

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