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What's the best way to stop people making fun of you?

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Last Updated: 08/12/2019 at 9:18am
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Top Rated Answers
March 10th, 2015 8:53pm
The best way I find helps is to stop caring and don't act like you care, they will stop because it will get boring for them.
September 7th, 2015 2:36pm
ask them to stop...................................................................................................
June 23rd, 2015 10:58am
reply them....don't just stand there and listen. show them what you bare capable of (but dont do anything that can hurt you). dont make yourself vulnerable. stand for yourself....if you cant, then gather support. if you cant then use an adult to help you, if you cant then inform authorities.... see, we have so many ways to get out of a problem...just need someone to stand on them.....
April 6th, 2015 8:29pm
Be assertive and make sure they know that they picked the wrong person to make fun of. If it gets worse, contact your school or parents and let them help you take care of it.
July 20th, 2015 9:52am
Either ignore them or tell a responsible adult who will help sorting things out. Even if it's a close friend you should tell someone to help get it sorted out.
September 7th, 2015 10:12pm
The reason people continue to mock a person is because they can see that they got a reaction, whether it made you mad or upset, they see a reaction. So in order for it to stop, you need to try to not react, which may be very difficult but it is something you have to try. You need to try your best to ignore it.
June 20th, 2017 4:48pm
Embrace yourself wholly. If they are making fun of a part of you, for example how you look, dress, talk, your gender or sexuality. You embrace it proudly and show to them that you're not embarrassed by who you are, take away their ammunition!
April 29th, 2015 12:16am
If someone makes fun of you that means that they either don't understand, or they're too close-minded to understand. Always remember that a persons words don't really matter. They will only hurt if you let them. What's the point of getting upset when a person makes fun of you? That doesn't define you, it defines them. Just do whatever makes you happy (as long as it isn't hurting anyone, including yourself).
September 17th, 2015 12:58pm
I think possibly the best thing to do is just ignore them. I know it's really hard, but just keep a straight face and don't look like you're being affected by it. Because people look for targets that they can get a reaction from, and if you refuse to give them a reaction, they'll realize that you look like you don't care, and eventually they'll cut it out.
November 24th, 2015 12:27am
In my case, I opt for firmly and gently requesting others not to say what I don't like. If they keep doing that, I let them know I'm angry and make the same request again. Should they continue, I distance myself from them, or eventually cease the relationship.
January 26th, 2016 2:28am
The best way to stop people making fun of you is to show that what they say doesn't effect you or tell an adult you trust
October 31st, 2016 10:36pm
This will depend on what people are making fun of you for but in general I find people stop making fun of you when they stop getting a kick out of it. If you ignore them, and show them that you believe in yourself more than you believe the insults these rude people are saying, then they may give up and leave you alone. If it's happening at school or in the workplace then by all means report the people! No-one deserves to have to put up with that anywhere. Remember at all times: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - AA Milne
May 28th, 2018 6:22pm
this question is very hard because i actually have a lot of problems with people making fun of me but the main thing to rember is that no teacher is going to stop it no teacher has every helped me even when the bulling was happing right in front of them so you kinda have to take it to your self to stop the bulling i started at first by saying yes i am gay and if you bully me i will get my boyfreind to beat the shit out of you well that dint relay work very well because they simple do not care all they did was expand ther hate group so if i did get my boyfreind they would just beat the shit out of both of us well i had to try something else i decided to do excalty what they had been doing copying what they wher saying and i when the called me gay i would say takes one to know one well i just got in trouble and almost got suspended and later i figerd out that the teachers wher turning a blind eye because theses kids wher on ther teams and they wher football couches well ther was nothing i can do becuase my dad dose not know i am gay thats another long story but anyways if u are being bullied because of anything just go to the principle and report it because most teachers will not stand up for you
August 12th, 2019 9:18am
Own whatever you’re being made fun of. If you don’t respond to others making fun of you, they won’t get the satisfaction. Lets say someone makes fun of your weight, show that you still remain comfortable in your own body. Once you’re secure and confident in yourself, you’ll no longer be bothered by others’ words and opinions. If you don’t care about what the people making fun of you are saying, they won’t get the reaction they are anticipating. Don’t let what other people say affect what you think about yourself. At the end of the day, you have to understand that you are worthy of being loved and what some may say shouldn’t affect the way you perceive yourself.