You have a cousin who always bothers you. It irritates you all the time or just teases you every time you see each other. It tells you that you are ugly, stupid, weird, silly or gives you other annoying and unflattering epithets. He claims to hate you or, while he doesn't hate you, he makes you lose your temper. Do you want to be more sympathetic to him, so that he doesn't bother you anymore? Well, you've found the article that's right for you: keep reading to find a solution!
Step 1. When you meet, smile and wave at him; if he hasn't seen you, you can tell him something to get noticed, so you can wave him
Whenever your eyes cross from a distance, from one point to another in the room or when you are close, smile into his eyes.
Step 2. Don't offend him
If he makes fun of you, beats you or insults you, to which you usually react badly or respond with an equally rude phrase, such as "I hate you too!", Stop. Whenever he makes fun of you, ignore him completely, do nothing. This shows that you no longer care what he thinks.
Step 3. When he teases you, behave in a strong and mature manner and do not reciprocate the offense
If he says something obnoxious, react as if you are superior, and don't respond in kind. Instead, you can say phrases like "Oh, thank you, I'll take that as a compliment." or “Thank you for sharing your opinion with me. Very thoughtful of you!”. Another solution is to just ignore him or make him feel confused, shocked and disoriented, all at once. If you want to convey this feeling to him, then look him in the eye by raising your eyebrows, smile and raise your eyes to the sky, then move your gaze; do it immediately after being offended. Also to ignore it, you could also avoid looking at him after he insulted you. You will give him the impression that you don't care at all. However, you have to constantly apply these tips. Don't just use them the first time such a situation occurs. Always do it: you will encourage him to change his attitude and want to stop making fun of you.
Step 4. Start acting more mature and crafty when you are together
In any case, do not pretend to be who you are not, do not develop scripts. Just act like you're older. How to do it? You could act like an adult, help people a lot more, be pretty sharp, always know what's going on, answer others' questions (this proves you are smart) and ask them yourself (this makes it clear that you want to learn more).
Step 5. Show that your company is pleasant
Let him know that you are nice, smart, smart, funny and cheerful. In this way, with him you will always be cheerful, confident, smart, bright and alert, not sad, angry, disappointed or unreasonable. Believe in yourself: you can find these qualities within yourself.
Step 6. Be sociable
This proves to everyone, including your cousin, that you are truly awesome, intelligent and likeable.
Step 7. Try to always look your best when you are with him
Dress well and take care of the look. Wear clothes you like and love to show off. Remember that the garments you choose change the way you pose, and have the power to change your personality and attitude.
Step 8. Be yourself
Always behave showing your true personality when you are with him (since you are cousins, he may already know what you are like; he probably knows you all too well and will notice any changes in your character or actions). Just make sure you show off what makes you look good, for example show that you are more mature than him. You could ask questions (this will make it clear that you want to be more educated) and answer those of others (as proof of your intelligence). These are just a few suggestions: you should cultivate your best aspects and show them off. By making it clear that you are someone who is really committed and who achieves good results in life, you will let your successes and your most authentic side emerge (but this is only possible if you actually take care of yourself and are relaxed at the various social interactions).
Step 9. Show your more optimistic side when you meet him
Everyone likes to have a sunny relative.