We all know that it’s frustrating and feels terrible when someone tells a lie about you or criticizes you in a public place. Here are five ways to know when you’ve been discredited, and what to do when this happens.
When you’ve been discredited and How to handle getting discredited
Discredited means that someone has lied about you or criticized you in a public place. It may be a blow to your ego, but it doesn’t have to be a setback for your reputation. There are several ways to know when you’ve been discredited and what you can do about it.
1) It’s difficult to defend against lies, so the first step is just to find out as much as possible about the situation and any evidence that might exist. In some cases it can even be beneficial if the person who discredited you has some credibility- especially if they’re famous.
2) Focus on being proactive with those who have been exposed to the lies by making a connection and telling them what really happened – this will mitigate the damage. If it’s a social media issue, you can respond publicly or address it directly with the people that have been affected by the misinformation.
3) It’s also a good idea to let your friends know what has been happening since they might be able to help spread accurate information about you. Also, if the person who discredited you is also a friend, this provides an opportunity to reconnect with them.
4) Sometimes that person who discredited you might have just been ignorant about the situation or will realize that they were wrong if given accurate information. It can even be worth approaching them and sharing what really happened in order to clear things up.
5) In some cases, you might just have to accept that the person who discredited you is never going to change their mind – it can be a hard pill to swallow, but only if the person has influence over you will this be a problem. In other cases, discrediting might not even be a big deal since no one else knows about it and the people who matter most know what really happened.
It can be frustrating when someone tells a lie about you or criticizes you in public. It might feel like the end of the world, but it doesn’t have to be! There are several ways to know when this has happened and what to do about it. 1) The first step is just finding out as much information as possible – find any evidence that exists. 2) If there’s social media turmoil, respond publicly or address them directly with those who were affected by misinformation. 3) Share accurate information with your friends so they’re aware of all that’s happening too 4) Approach whoever discredited you if they seem open-minded 5) Accepting that person may never change their mind is good enough sometimes 6) Sometimes no one else even knows and this isn’t a big deal
Remember, it’s okay if someone discredits you! It doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Being proactive with those who were exposed to misinformation is one way to work around it. The person may realize they were wrong or not even be such a big deal in the end!