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20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers

Use these quotes to diffuse button-pushing effects.

We all know the type.  The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us.   Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one button-pusher in his or her life.  Read on for quotes on how to deal with those people that just know how to drive you up a wall. 

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity." - Dale Carnegie

"Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned." - Eminem

"Seek the best in everyone that you meet. Seek the worst when dealing with yourself." - Sasha Azevedo

"If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are." - John W. Gardner

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"Respect...is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique." - Annie Gottlieb   (Okay, so they may be unique at how well they can push your buttons.) :)

"If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done." - John Lubbock

"I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to." - Unknown

"If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable." - Georges Courteline

"In all men is evil sleeping; the good man is he who will not awaken it, in himself or in other men." - Mary Renault

"We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making." - Terry Brooks

"It usually takes two people a little while to learn where the funny buttons are and testy buttons are." - Matt Lauer

"I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me." - Thomas Merton

"Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on." - Camryn Manheim

"Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them." - Unknown

"I just know how to deal with the players different now. You've got to learn as a coach, and especially first year with new players, which buttons to push, and how to push them, and when to push them." - Sam Mitchell  (Ahhh...so that's why they do it!

"No, ... He doesn't push buttons." - Darth Vader
(I think we can safely assume that no one would want to push Darth Vader's buttons.)

"I am trying to push people's buttons and see how they respond to things.  We are trying to create tension situations like in a game and trying to get guys to fight through some of that stuff." - Brian Joyce

Kellerman: "Why do you push her buttons every chance you get?"
Lewis: "Because it is so easy." - Homicide: Life on the Street

"Don't push my buttons without reading the manual." - Gadgetmobile, Inspector Gadget

 

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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