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How do I deal with contemptuous people?

Without going into too much detail, I'd love to know the most effective way to combat contempt amongst coworkers, bosses, and fellow members of social circles. I have attempted "killing them with kindness," but it seems to have little impact on diffusing situations where I am treated with disgust. Any help would be much appreciated.
posted by aristotlefangirl on Jul 22, 2015 - 15 answers

I hate everybody else's relationships

I don't know if this is a life stage thing or a terrible personality flaw or what, but I find myself feeling contemptuous of others' relationships, even though it's 100% none of my business. I want to stop this. [more inside]
posted by fernweh on May 25, 2015 - 19 answers

I need an attitude transplant.

I need to stop viewing my professional school classmates as boring, unintellectual people. It is making me contemptuous (which is a waste of energy) and interfering with the way in which I approach my schoolwork. [more inside]
posted by fernweh on Sep 23, 2014 - 26 answers

Should I file a contempt claim on my ex-husband?

My ex-husband hates me. I mean, REALLY hates me. I left him 4 years ago after years of emotional and verbal abuse, and he still has not once looked me in the eye or spoken directly to me since then. We have a 10-year-old daughter together and the divorce agreement says we should split her medical costs (doctor visits and prescription meds) 50/50. I emailed him to ask him to pay his share ($30) from a recent appointment and he emailed back saying that because he had taken her to get her hair cut, he should not have to pay. He then sent me pictures (!) of some over-the-counter cough drops he'd purchased for our daughter and demanded that I reimburse him for them, saying that if I refused I would "set a dangerous and vitriolic (sic) precedent in our relationship." What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2014 - 24 answers

do they have contempt for me, or am I being silly?

Last week a friend of mine insulted me behind my back, which then got back to me in a convoluted way. I am having trouble getting over this, and I want to know if I am overreacting. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Apr 23, 2013 - 92 answers

I am angered and disgusted with myself for being so contemptuous

How can I stop feeling so much disgust and disdain for everyone? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Apr 8, 2013 - 47 answers

Seeking Justice, Pro Se

YANYL: how do I ask for attorney's fees on a motion that was involuntarily withdrawn? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Oct 15, 2012 - 3 answers

The science behind contempt?

Familiarity breeds contempt. (But why?) [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 28, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I temper my tendency to despise people?

How can I temper my tendency to despise people? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jan 2, 2011 - 53 answers

How do I stop acting contemptuously towards my partner?

How do I stop acting contemptuously towards my partner? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Nov 16, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I stop being contemptuous?

How do I stop being contemptuous of my fellow human beings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 - 23 answers

What is the original french version of this movie quotation?

What is the actual French corresponding to the English translation of this line from the Godard film Le Mepris (Contempt)?: "It's a drag to be so cute and so sad." [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Help a father BE a father

[YANML Filter] How can my boyfriend navigate his way out of a terrible child custody situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Getting over feelings of betrayal

I am starting to hate my cousin and best friend. Please help me forgive her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2007 - 33 answers

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit?

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit? It's for divorce court - and it's not what you think! [more inside]
posted by fr0zen on Aug 16, 2006 - 16 answers

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