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What Are Traits of Inconsiderate People?

by Veronica Romualdez

People may or may not know they are being inconsiderate to others simply because they are not aware of their actions. Sometimes people are inconsiderate because they are distracted with all the things going on around them. Either way, acting inconsiderately can affect your relationships with others. Knowing what inconsiderate actions are and learning how to deal with inconsiderate people are important in being able to interact positively with others.

Considering the Meaning

Being inconsiderate can be defined as careless of the rights or feelings of others. Inconsiderate people may also act without respect for the rights or feelings of others and being thoughtless towards others. Those who possess these traits are often referred to as inconsiderate people.

Inconsiderate Behavior

People of all ages can behave inconsiderately in dozens of ways. Some examples include making people wait for long periods of time, cancelling plans at the last minute, eating the last piece of pie without asking if anyone else wants it or planning a vacation where all the activities are not suitable for everyone. Teens can be inconsiderate by playing loud music or coming home past curfew and children can be inconsiderate when they don't want to take turns playing with a toy.

Inconsiderate Dealings

Although you can't control the behavior of inconsiderate people, you can control how you deal or respond to them. Dealing with inconsiderate people depends on who is being inconsiderate, such as a child, a co-worker or a friend. A child can be dealt with by teaching them right from wrong and by scolding them for their actions. All Business advises that the best way to deal with an inconsiderate co-worker is to confront them in a kind manner but as privately as possible to maintain professionalism. If the person exhibiting inconsiderate behavior is a friend, you can tell them how you feel about the situation and if they continue being inconsiderate you can rethink your friendship.

Considerately Thoughtful

The book, "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct" by P.M. Forni, offers rules to help you become a more considerate person. Each of the rules that are outlined, such as "think twice before asking favors," "respect others' opinions" and "give constructive criticism" can be put into practice so that you can connect with others in a positive manner. A simple way of becoming a more considerate person is to reflect on how your actions affects others, and to think if this is how you would want to be treated.

About the Author

Veronica Romualdez has over 10 years of writing experience, which includes thousands of articles that have been published online as well as marketing copy for online stores. She's written e-learning/training material and technical and instructional manuals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and completed a course in interior design.

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