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Dealing With Difficult Personalities

Dealing with Difficult People

We’ve all been there…

You get up one day and you feel like you can take on the world. You’re positive, you’re upbeat, and you feel the power of the Holy Spirit surging within you! And then, you encounter someone in the course of that day that completely brings you down from your mountain top. 

It can be one word, one comment, one interaction, or even one question from this person that just completely ruins the rest of your day.

These, my friends, are known as difficult personalities. We all have them in our circle. Some are family, some are friends, some are co-workers or acquaintances. And yes, some of them are… us. 

These are the people your mom warned you about, and dealing with them can really take the wind out of you.

In this episode, we’ll examine who these personalities are, and the best ways we can deal with them.

In this episode you will:

Learn to identify the 7 most common difficult personalities.

Understand how to deal with their different idiosyncrasies.

Learn how to practice self-preservation and keep a safe distance.

Learn the 6 rules Believers must know to deal with any difficult personalities.

Memorable Quotes: 

The effect of difficult relationships—whether they make us or break us—is determined, not by the treatment we receive but by how we respond to it.” – John C. Maxwell

“There are some people we just love with the love of the Lord, but not our own.”

“Some people don’t step up when they are given more responsibility, they just keep stepping on other people.”

“Hurt people hurt people.”

“Life chooses your acquaintances, but you choose your relationships.” 

“Negativity weighs down and quenches the Holy Spirit and Faith.”

“As believers, we are called to love even our enemies… but sometimes the easiest way to love people is from a safe distance.”

Recommended Resources:

How to Be a People Person, John C. Maxwell

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1974. He is happlily married, has three children (Jason, Marissa, and Katelyn), and now resides in Prince Edward Island (Canada). He is a sought-after Bible teacher, and speaker.

In 2015, God led him to found Thriving on Purpose (, a Faith-based organization where (along with his wife, Elisabeth) he provides Kingdom knowledge for today's believers, helping them to build up the Kingdom of God and tear down strongholds.

Aside from his next books, Sebastien is most active in producing impactful content for his weekly Facebook broadcasts.

When he's not busy with ministry, or courageously leading his family to further happiness and bliss, he enjoys masterminding with Elisabeth at breakfast time, family road trips, researching fringe theories, cryptozoology, geek culture, and movie nights with the kids while chowing down pizza.

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