How to Reject Someone Nicely
Rejection is hard for anyone, but when it is done in a way that is harsh or rude it can be an even worse experience. During Valentines Day the amount of rejection sky rockets, and while some people have perfected the act of rejecting someone nicely, there are still some that need some tips on how to do it without hurting feelings.
“You know it would be nice if people were nicer when it came to rejection,” said Tricia Lin ‘16.
If you are the person that is doing the rejecting there are some things that need to be kept in mind. These include telling the person the truth, making it completely clear, not putting the rejection off, as well as not giving false hope. One of the worst mistakes that can be made is not being clear with what you mean. By doing this you could cause the person to not understand what you mean and then the whole rejection would go to waste.
“I have never been rejected so I don’t know how it feels,” said Chandler Clark ‘17.
If you are the unlucky person that is being rejected then there are some things that need to be kept in mind as well, in order to make the experience the best it can possibly be. These consist of being proud of yourself for having enough courage to try, focusing on any positive outcomes that might come from the rejection, as well as not taking it personally.