Have you ever felt like someone is purposely trying to aggravate you or get a rise out of you? It's as if they're pressing all your buttons, and it can drive anyone absolutely bonkers. But why do some people hold such an obsession towards pushing our limits? From playful teasing to frustrating arguments, let's delve into the psychology behind why some people like to push our buttons.
Why Do I Feel So Angry?
When someone starts poking at things that matter most to us, we tend not just only get upset but may also feel threatened in ways we cannot explain. That emotion commonly triggers anger which puts us on edge 'figuratively' speaking.
Top Tip: Next time when this happens with you separate yourself from the situation until your mind calms down.
Bullying - This Has Got To Stop
There are always folks who enjoy putting others down because deep inside they believe it will help them appear better/more superior (when infact their insecurities run amok). These individuals focus on treating other people poorly as an avenue through which they feel more confident about themselves - sadistic isn't it?
Note: If you experience bullying behaviors or know somebody else facing harassment please speak up immediately no one should be subjected actively and/or emotionally tortured by others.
Attention Seekers Will Often Test Your Patience
Attention-seeking personalities often seek validation/clout by testing those endurance levels around them. They want constant attention, so if there’s even a possibility that getting under another person’s skin might result in additional attention directed toward them; then off goes button-pushing clockwork!
Fact Check: While social media usage has been linked with anxiety and depression disorder , reports indicate self-esteem boosts for users activated similarly during receiving virtual ("likes" comments shares etc.).
That doesn’t mean it should condone an unhealthy in-person desire to push other human beings' buttons intentionally!
Teasing Done Right?
It's almost impossible not to encounter people who enjoy a good teaser or two. While we love laughing when it comes at the expense of others, no real harm is intended if done so in the right way.
Ironically enough, this action can often bond us together and allow for some lighthearted teasing back-and-forth between friends or loved ones. Just ensure that you're both comfortable with engaging before taking any significant risks!
Pro Tip: If someone tells you they feel uncomfortable or set-off by your jokes/appraisals respect them and make sure in future conversations ditching those triggers keeps communicated boundaries safe.
"I'm Only Kidding!"
"I'm only kidding!" One of the most used yet frustrating responses after being pushed beyond our emotional limits. It can be tough to determine whether someone’s joking (or genuinely antagonizing). Maybe they had an off day--- perhaps their etiquette standards do exist somewhere?
Regardless everyone let's take responsibility for ensuring we are respectful towards each other—whether online, offline; privately publically speaking in-person/on-screen on all fronts.
Fun Fact: 40% Of social media users have admitted that using Emojis better capture their feelings than words themselves .
Perhaps slowly implementing these icons into our daily conversational repertoire minimizes misunderstandings altogether!? Worth a try IMO!🤔
Dealing With The Button Pushers In Your Life
When it seems like every individual around you falls into one of these categories—deliberately “button-pushing” acquaintances rubbing off stress onto fellow community members alike—it must become quite taxing if not excruciating experience mentally/physically speaking overtime.
Unfortunately , although there might never be ways solely avoiding such individuals entirely : We’ve got some tips nonetheless which should help you properly cope with anyone provoking undesirable discomfort relating to attempting irritating button pushes:
Understand Your Triggers: Is it a particular offensive subject, activity or slang-word? Understanding what contributes as triggers empowers you when in heated conversations.
Learn To Set Boundaries: Communicate calmly with these individuals about what's acceptable/not tolerated. Respectfully communicate your limits and ask them not to cross those boundaries again.
Take A "Do-Over" Approach: If someone’s transgressed against us once continually giving second changes often prolongs strain leads towards more headaches/crying at the end of the day out of frustration.
Start Detaching From The Person - Disengage whenever possible from those who seem habitually obnoxious than lightheartedly fun-teasers with disastrous results for relationships both personal & professional level alike , severance may be requisite sometimes .
Your Homework: Try taking a few mental breaks throughout this week during “slow days.” Remove yourself entirely--silent meditation provides much-needed rejuvenation naturally!
Whether if it's reminding ourselves how unique each individual is, walking outdoors finding peace amongst nature--- focusing on self-care should remain paramount despite hectic surrounding schedules keeping ourselves sane amidst life chaos!
You ever hear that one phrase wishing we had all grown weary of hearing ---“If they keep doing [insert behavior here], then just take away their toys” -- let me reiterate : there are no real 'toys' to claim ownership over other peoples’ lives/behaviors—therefore counseling/speaking up already existent formal/informal support groups best options remaining advisable paths forwarding worldwide onwards towards healthier living + successfully thriving non-toxic environments wherever we roam/habituate together!
Therefore, remember patience remains virtue through unfolding layers discovering difficulties early solutions rather keep matters bottled inside until boiling point becomes metastasized practically uncontainable any longer …