Top Ten Comebacks

What to say when people tell you how to live your life

How to respond when someone tells you how to life your life

One thing that drives me bonkers is when people tell you how to life your life. The person telling you what you should do and how you should do it may have your best interest at heart, but they can’t truly know what is right for you. Every single one of us is born with unique talents and traits. Your job is to find out what your gift is and share it with the world.

If your mean aunt Bertha criticizes your dreams, you need to stop sharing what you are up to with her immediately. When she nosily asks what you’re planning next, keep it light and share something trivial detail about your life, like what show you are watching on Netflix.

Often we have big life goals that we want to accomplish, and it can be shocking when people trying to talk us out of our dreams. Many folks can’t see things outside of the paradigm that they grew up with, if you were raised by a family of accountants, they may recommend that accounting is the best path for you to follow.

My husband told a coworker that he had just attended an Amazon selling conference in Las Vegas and met many 30-year-old millionaires. His coworker just could not believe that it was possible to make a living off Amazon, it was so outside of his idea of what was truly possible that it wasn’t even a reality that he could consider. When people tell you how to live your life they are really sharing their paradigm of the world is and what they believe is possible.

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Here are a few things you can say to shut the person up when they tell you how to live your life.

Top Ten Comebacks when someone tells you how to live your life

  1. If you have an opinion about my life please raise your hand, and put it over your mouth!
  2. I’d rather regret the things that I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
  3. I don’t let people make me feel bad or guilty for living my life the way I want to live it.
  4. It’s my life.I am living life the way I want to. If you have a problem with that, well I ‘m sorry but this is mylife not yours. I don’t tell you how to live your life.
  5. I can’t live my life for other people, I’ve got to do what’s right for me.
  6. Remember when I asked for your opinion? Yeah, me neither.
  7. I just live my life on my own terms. And you know what, I smile a lot!
  8. We only have 40,000 days on the planet, why would I spend that time doing what you want me to do?
  9. I know my life is a mess.. But I don’t need to you sort me out or put me in place. I just need you to support me as I get myself together.
  10. I don’t recall asking for your opinion.
When people tell you how to live your life

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What to say when people attack your political views

How to respond when people have different political views

When you talk to people and challenge their political beliefs, it can lead to arguments and the end of friendships. People can get angry and worked up when someone doesn’t agree with their political point of view.

America seems to be more politically polarized than ever before in history, and instead of debating topics people are battling it out with each other. Even if you disagree with someone else’s point of view, it is important to express your opinion it a respectful and civil manner.

Many people define themselves by their political beliefs and feel that they can’t be friends with someone who has a fundamentally different point of view.

Things have gotten so bad that even children can be bullied at school for their beliefs. When a teenager in California shared an Instagram post stating that she supported Trump, and hoped he would win the election, she was physically attacked at school. Other students laughed and filmed the politically motivated assault.

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Having different opinions is what makes the world go around; if we were all the same, the world would be a pretty boring place.

Here are a few clever things you can say as verbal self defense next time you are attacked for your beliefs.

Top ten comebacks when people insult your political views

  1. So you’re telling me that everyone has a right to their own opinion unless it’s different from yours?
  2. Many people don’t know this, but it’s possible to hear something you don’t agree with and just simply move on with your life.
  3. Being constantly offended doesn’t mean you’re right.
  4. Insulting someone for having a different opinion from yours is just so mature.
  5. Just because someone has a different opinion from you doesn’t mean you have to scream at them and tell them they’re wrong.
  6. People are entitled to have a different opinion from you.
  7. Let’s agree to disagree.
  8. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but no one is entitled to belittle someone else’s.
  9. There is a difference between expressing your opinion and being rude.
  10. Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true.
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What to say to someone who makes snarky comments

How to respond when someone who makes rude remarks

When someone makes snarky remarks towards you it gets pretty old quickly. You can tell that the person has a problem with you, especially when they jump on everything single thing that you say.

It is not OK for someone to verbally bully you, at a certain point, you need to take a stand and let the person know that their behaviour is unacceptable. With family and work situations we have a lot to lose relationship-wise, so it can be better to respond with a smart but clean retort.

It’s true that you can choose your friends but not your family or workmates. Janice’s son in law was a smart ass, and he was incredibly rude towards her no matter what she said or did. At every family event he would shut her down publicly anytime she tried to engage in conversation with anyone at the table.

Janice decided to let him know she thought he was being rude, but she didn’t want to stoop to his level and create more issues within the family. The next time he made a snide comment towards her she politely put him in his place and repeated the process for the next three rude comments. By the end of the dinner, her son in law looked like the family jackass who was causing trouble anytime she spoke.

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You can’t control what other people do, however you can choose your reaction to it. Next time someone is making rude comments and snarky remarks towards you, shut them down with one of our great comebacks and come off looking like the good guy.

Top ten replies for someone who makes snarky comments

  1. Enough already with the snide comments.
  2. When you’re ready to talk to me respectfully, I will be ready to listen to you.
  3. Maybe you should look at how you are treating me before complaining how I react to you.
  4. OK, that’s enough sarcasm for one day.
  5. I am not sure if you are being funny or being a jerk.
  6. It was really hurtful when you called me X.  I need you to talk to me in a respectful manner.
  7. Maturing is realizing how many things don’t need a comment.
  8. It’s a beautiful day to leave me alone and stop making snarky remarks.
  9. If you can’t be kind be quiet.
  10. Life is funny… people will point out what’s wrong with you but they can’t see what’s wrong with themselves.
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How to respond to a petty person

Clever replies when a person is being petty

Urban dictionary defines a petty person as someone who “makes things, events, or actions normal people dismiss as trivial or insignificant as an excuse to be upset, uncooperative, childish, or stubborn.”

You’ve probably have encountered a petty person at work or in your social circle, they overreact and try to suck other people into their drama. You may have gone out of your way to accommodate a petty person, but they complain about the one thing you didn’t do ignoring all of the good things that you’ve done for them.

We all have a choice to control what we think about every day, don’t waste a moment of your precious life worrying about what the petty person thinks of you. Of all of the negative personality petty has to be the most deplorable trait, if a friend starts demonstrating petty behaviour I seriously question if I want to have the person in my life.

If you want to let the person know that your life is bigger than getting mad about who left the jar of peanut butter out on the kitchen counter, use one of our clever replies below.

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How to shut up a petty person

  1. I try not to major in minor things.
  2. Noted, I will remember that, but don’t be mad when I pull a you on you.
  3. Always remember no one likes a petty Betty.
  4. I try not to waste my life on petty grievances.
  5. In small and petty arguments it’s not about who’s right and wrong but who can be the bigger person.
  6. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
  7. We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, overreacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.
  8. I understand you feel that way. Thank you for letting me know.
  9. If I treated you the way you treat me you would hate me.
  10. I refuse to fight petty battles. My life is bigger than that.

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Top ten comebacks for someone who always plays the victim

Check out what to say to someone who PLAY THE VICTIM
We’ve all met the person who plays the victim. They love to waffle on about their woes and how they’ve been mistreated by the world.

Victims never accept responsibility for their own actions even when they were the person who started the drama and continued to stir the pot. They refuse to believe that their behaviour is contributing to the negative results that they are getting in their life.

Being close to a victim can be emotionally draining. They gravitate towards people who are nurturing and who will listen like a therapist and be their personal cheerleader.

Bad stuff happens to all of us. You may have had a parent die, been a victim of a crime, or have been laid off, which are all out of your control. You are not responsible for the situation. All you can control is how you respond to the event.

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What to say to someone who always claims to be the victim

  1. You can stop playing the victim now, everyone bought it.
  2. You play the victim so well you should carry around your own body chalk.
  3. I think it is funny how you are still playing the victim and blaming others for things not going your way. When it’s your bad choices that got you where you are. Grow up!
  4. You can only play the victim card so many times before people figure out that you’re the problem.
  5. If everywhere you go there’s a problem, guess what?
  6. The victim costume doesn’t suit you at all. You should try the self-centred ass one again.
  7. Some people try to make other people feel responsible for the way they feel. The victim look isn’t pretty.
  8. No No, don’t stop. I love all of your stories of how you are always the victim and everyone else picks on you.
  9. Some people create their own storms and then get upset when it rains.
  10. Oh sorry, I didn’t realize that you’re the victim. I thought you were the one that started all of the drama. My mistake.
What to say to a person who plays the victim

We have a choice to play the victim or stand up and face our challenges

Most people in Liz Murray’s circumstances would have played the victim card, both her parents were heroin addicts. Growing up in poverty in New York City, she had to steal food to eat, she was constantly dirty and had head lice. The kids at school bullied her relentlessly, as a result, she started skipping classes and then dropped out of school altogether. To top it all off, when she was 15, her mother passed away from AIDS. Liz’s father couldn’t pay the rent and Liz became homeless and lived on trains. One day she made the decision to turn her life around and completed 4 years of high school in 2 years. Liz then went on to win a scholarship to Harvard University and went from homeless to Harvard. We all have circumstances in our life that suck, we also have a choice how we deal with things.

Next time someone acts like a victim, use one of our great comebacks and let the person know they can’t play you.

You can't win with someone who plays the victim

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