You must take certain precautions to discourage anyone from taking advantage of you if you want others to avoid taking you for granted. People can take you for granted because of the way you act, but there are steps you can take to avoid being taken for granted.
No one wants to be taken for granted and being taken for granted causes you to look down on yourself.
They will stop taking you for granted if you behave in the following 9 ways:
1. When you keep your promises, people will stop taking you for granted:
Perhaps, if you want people to stop taking you for granted, you can stick to your terms. People will stop taking you for granted if you keep your promises.
2. You should not be overly nice all of the time:
Being sweet is a positive thing, but being too nice all the time will cause people to take advantage of you because of your kindness.
3. You have the right to say "No" at times:
Perhaps if you always comply with anything someone asks you, he or she will come to take you for granted. It will make them appreciate you.
4. Do not always appear:
You have to make an effort to be absent from time to time in order for people to realize how valuable you are. If you want people to stop taking you for granted, don't always turn up.
5. Make your own decisions rather than following the crowd:
You should not follow the crowd; instead, make your own decisions and stick to them. Don't let anyone drive you around; instead, try to figure out where you want to go in life.
6. Attempt to understand and value your own worth:
Respect your time, respect yourself, and know who you are.
7. Avoid being predictable:
Don't let people predict your next move, and try not to be predictable because if people can always predict your next response, they can take you for granted.
8. You should learn to manage your emotions:
Control your emotions and be willing to overlook certain minor information. Try to understand when to react and when to respond.
9. Speak up if you believe someone is taking advantage of you:
Speak up if you suspect anyone is attempting to take advantage of you. It will demonstrate to others that you cannot be taken for granted.
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