How can I make people accept me?

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Last Updated: 07/23/2018 at 12:33am
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Top Rated Answers
Hanna195
July 21st, 2015 6:25pm
You cannot make people accept you! and you should never change for anyone :) The best thing you can do is just be yourself no matter what and the right people will come along :) stay true to you!
Anonymous
June 10th, 2015 4:18pm
Unfortunately, you can't. The hard truth is that you cannot make people love you, want you, or accept you, etc. but the right people WILL love you and accept you for who you are, so be yourself. It may not always be easy with peer pressure, etc. but you will be rewarded in the long run :)
Anonymous
February 13th, 2015 11:42pm
It took a while for me to accept myself but I learned that if you accept who you are than others are more likely to accept you. Confidence is the key. Of course not every single person that exists is going to "accept you" and understanding that also really helps. Just being able to see yourself and self worth is a great start.
Tuscany
June 2nd, 2015 5:44am
Well...to put it simply, you can not make anybody accept you. You can hope that they can and if you're the religious type, you can pray for it. There is an old American saying that says, "You can take the horse to water, but you can't force it to drink." So like this, you can provide them with reasons on why they should accept you but you can't force them.
Anonymous
June 17th, 2015 4:27pm
By being who your are and being confident about who you are:) if you dont have the confidence then I would advise going to a club to build that confidence:)
shadow8197
June 22nd, 2015 1:32pm
Nobody needs to make anyone accept them. Just be yourself, if they don't like you then they are the wrong crowd for you.
Blackadam
September 10th, 2015 6:54am
by being who you are . Honest and simple .
BeFair
September 29th, 2015 12:40am
Accept yourself, if you like what you are after trying to accept yourself, then people will accept you, too.
geekychic72
November 9th, 2015 4:25pm
Just be yourself, never let anyone change who you are. Wait for the people won't care about your flaws, and will stand by your side through the hard times.
adorableSun37
November 10th, 2015 7:28pm
Why don't you think they accept you? And who are they? Important people or not so important in your life?
httpxbeautifulmess
December 8th, 2015 9:31am
Don't make people accept you. Let them accept you. Be you, and continue being you. Because being someone else and being accepted is a lot harder than being yourself and not being accepted. If they don't like how you are, they'll have to accept it because that is who you are. Maybe only a few will willingly accept you, but that's better than nothing or being accepted for what you aren't right? Always remember that you don't have to change or do anything you don't want to just so that they can accept you. The important thing is that you're happy for what you are right now. Just remember that life is about enjoying yourself and making yourself happy. Not making other people accept you. Okay? All the love, J. xx
PaperGhostie
December 14th, 2015 6:34pm
You really can't force someone to accept you. What you can do is be yourself and be patient as they hopefully come around and do accept you.
RaeOfHope
December 15th, 2015 2:59pm
You can't make anyone accept you, i think you first have to accept yourself. Be yourself, and don't be afraid of being different, and you will soon find the right people who will love and accept you.
scorpio1999
February 1st, 2016 12:29am
The best way to make people accept you is to be honest if you lie about who you are they may begin to question you, so my best advice be yourself.
Anonymous
February 8th, 2016 5:52pm
Why should people accept you? Be yourself it sounds corny but it's true. When you're you the world will start to accept you for who you are, not for the mask you wear.
Anonymous
August 29th, 2016 7:00am
First of all I think you have to be well-behaved,calm and kind.Also always being in a cheerful mood and smiling when talking is great way to make people accept you. :)
lovelyLake81
October 10th, 2016 11:19pm
you dont need to change your personality so you can be accepted to any group or etc.... just be your self, if people dont accept you well dont worry someone will see you being your self and will join in.
Anonymous
November 7th, 2016 6:38am
People don't need to accept you. As long as you accept you, you are good. Just stay true to yourself and keep your head high.
helpfulhannah19
June 27th, 2017 12:14am
While being accepted by people sometimes feels like the most important thing in the world, the only person's acceptance that you need it your own. It is important to achieve this by valuing what makes you happy, and sometimes changing things in your life to make you happier.
Anonymous
November 21st, 2017 3:43pm
You should try and talk to them as much as you can and explain to them exactly what you meant. Treat them like 3-year-old's, and explain everything in detail.
silverSky34
July 23rd, 2018 12:33am
You shouldn't have to change who you are, what you think, etc. for someone to accept you. If that person is meant to be in your life, they will accept you for who you are. Keep your head up, be yourself, and don't change. There are people who love you as you are, and those are the people you need to surround yourself with.