Many people find it difficult to deal with snobs. The level of difficulty increases when the snobbish person belongs to that unavoidable list of family and friends. Surely there would be a number of bitter experiences in all of your life when you had to face such a situation where you just could not win before someone’s snobbery.
A snob usually tries to show that they are superior to you by different factors. These factors may vary according to one’s inner and hidden insecure feelings. Some people may show off their superiority in their wealth, while some others of their education and so on. In simple and short words, snobs try to show off in the society with their possession (be it material or immaterial) and place themselves at the top of social status.
Before you get to encounter with a snobbish person, try the following tips.
Understand that a snob is trying to hide their inferiority complex and the insecure feelings by being superior before you. It should never affect you personally. It is their attitude problem and not yours. If you can understand this and register in mind, then you can very well be mentally prepared for their unpleasant comments or behaviour towards you.
Another best suggestion is to ignore a close relationship with a snob. People who are snobbish are tempted to irritate others as much as possible. If you are not comfortable with this, simply ignore. It is your prime duty to make you feel comfortable than you make others comfortable.
It is true that ignoring people is not so easy when it comes to your close family or friends. So the next best effective idea is to have faith in yourself. Try to know who you are and your good qualities. It is only your confidence level that can help you. Never be competitive with a snob. An unhealthy competition with a snob will take you nowhere. Remember your success lies in your belief in yourself.