Why do we sometimes lash out at complainers?
Every now and then, I complain. Airing my grievances makes me feel a little better about certain situations because it helps me clear my head. When I know how I feel about something, why I feel that way, and I am able to express those feelings, I can then take a step back and reassess the situation. It’s certainly better than bottling up my feelings and letting the negativity fester.
I know I’m not the only person who sees it this way.
Sometimes, I have to deal with rude, judgmental people. These people pretty much act like I, or others, don’t have any right to complain about certain things. At times, these people even seek to blame the people who are complaining, even without full knowledge of the situation.
That really ticks me off, especially when I or another person who is making a complaint has a valid reason. For instance, they could be living with a messy, irresponsible roommate or they could be working for a mean, inconsiderate, slave-driving boss. Regardless of what others may think of those situations, it may be hard for the person with grievances to immediately do something about it.
But the complainer haters don’t care. They treat other people’s complaints like petty little annoyances, even when they were butting in anyway.
To be honest:
I am annoyed when people just complain but offer no solutions.
And people who complain yet expect others to fix the mess are trifling.
Then there are people who need to get some things off their chest.
When someone brushes this person off, the dismissive person is hastily handling a problem they might not have been asked to deal with in the first place.
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