How to Accept Others

How to Accept Others
How to Accept Others

In a world filled with so many different personalities, it can be hard to accept those that rub us the wrong way. We may not like what they have to say or what they believe in so the simplest thing to do to solve it is to make peace with them and accept them for what’s good in them rather than what’s not. You’ll discover that your days will be brighter, happier, and more productive when you learn how to accept those around you.

Tip #1 – Remember it Has Nothing to Do With You
The actions of others really have nothing to do with you. People respond poorly to you based on their own personal, negative experiences. You just happen to be in front of them to take the brunt of it. The next time someone is unkind, take a deep breath and remember this. When you become resistant to the negative actions and opinions of others, you will no longer be caught up in needless suffering in the struggle to accept others.

Tip #2 – Everyone Has Baggage

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

– Regina Brett

You have problems and the person you struggle to accept has problems. Sometimes that person shows the world this by acting in ways we disagree agree with. But when we recognize that we all respond to our hardships differently, we can come away with greater compassion for someone else’s struggle.

Tip #3 – Diversity Makes the World Go ‘Round
We can’t all be the same. If we didn’t have differences, there would be no room for conversation, learning, or growing. Realize that the person you don’t accept has a story that makes them different too. If you just don’t agree with them at all, accept it and move on. They have their place in the world and you have yours. There’s no rule saying that you must be in each other’s way.

Tip #4 – You’re More Alike Than You Think
Sometimes the only reason we don’t accept because they differ from us, physically, intelligently, racially etc. but don’t let someone’s exterior be the roadblock to discovering their beautiful interior. Someone could look completely different than you but until you actually start a conversation with them, you can’t know them completely. They could share a lot in common with you and you could start a new relationship you wouldn’t have had otherwise if you just open up a little to them.

When you learn to accept others just as they are, you’re also making the bold decision to accept yourself just as you are. We don’t always love ourselves enough to do this. Yet, love begets love. Spread love and acceptance and you’ll receive love and acceptance in return.


  1. Stay strong and remember that the negative people are not worth your time and happiness. I have been through really bad relationships and endured so much pain from their abuse. It took me a while to get my life back and now I have removed the negative people from my life so I can be happy. Peace of mind is truly priceless and precious. Stay strong my fellow beautiful souls.

  2. I agree with the previous posts. Maybe you should write an article about hsp’s and how they can have happier lives. There are more of us then people realize.

  3. Ian like the guy above me comment the mow Ian good to people and take their put downs the more they walk all over me the Lord says we are not to be a doormat for no one when we are put down it makes our self esteem go down so I disagree with your theory

  4. Oh my,how true all of this is. If only everyone else could open their eyes and hearts to see how short life is and how time stops for no one. God Bless.

  5. Not always true about spreading love and acceptance. I’ve always been the giver and allowing others to be who they are. I get in return I need to change my looks, way I dress, my weight, need plastic surgery, after they are finished putting me down with my exterior, they start on my good heart and soul. How I need to change how I think, my views, my beliefs, I just stay to myself and when people start walking over me. I just get out of the way. Then they have nothing to walk on.

    • I agree with you and your not alone. Stay true to yourself and continue to let the negative people go because they don’t deserve to be a part of your life if they don’t have the wisdom to see your beautiful soul shine through their darkness. The good beautiful souls that are around you will find you and love you for being the beautiful person you are and that is all you need to have in your life.


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