We have all run into someone who is entitled. They think they are owed everything and should give nothing, and they make their stance known. When someone is acting entitled, it can be difficult to stay calm and rational. After all, no one enjoys being treated like they’re worthless. However, by using affirmations, you can empower yourself and stay in control during these difficult interactions.
12 Affirmations To Use When You Come Across An Entitled Person
1. I Am Worthy Of Respect
Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean that you are any less deserving of respect. Remember that you are just as worthy of courtesy and consideration as anyone else.
You may want to flat out tell them that you are worthy of respect, but don’t expect an entitled person to be affected by that statement. If they are acting entitled and treating you poorly, they likely don’t understand how to respect other people anyway, and they won’t change just because you tell them to.
Even though they may not start treating you with respect, it’s important to remember that just because they are treating you poorly, doesn’t mean you deserve to be treated poorly. Their behavior has everything to do with their entitlement.
2. I Don’t Have To Put Up With This
You have a right to stand up for yourself and to demand better treatment. Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean you have to put up with their bad behavior.
If you feel like you are being disrespected or mistreated, make it clear that you will not tolerate that behavior. You don’t have to put up with being treated like garbage just because someone else feels entitled.
3. I Am Not Responsible For Their Behavior
Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean that you have done anything wrong. Their entitlement is their problem, not yours.
Don’t take responsibility for their bad behavior or try to justify it.
4. I Don’t Have To Explain Myself
You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your choices or actions. Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean they are entitled to an explanation from you.
If they are demanding an explanation, they are likely just looking for an opportunity to criticize or judge you. You don’t have to give them that opportunity.
Moreover, your explanation will not make them happy anyway. They have their own judgments in their heads that caused them to act entitled in the first place, and they are going to hold onto those tightly, no matter what you say.
5. I Don’t Have To Justify My Feelings
Your feelings are valid, even if someone else doesn’t agree with them. Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean they get to dictate how you feel.
You are entitled to your own feelings, and you don’t have to justify them to anyone. If someone is trying to tell you how you should feel, they are likely just trying to control you, and that’s not alright.
6. I Will Not Be Baited Into Anything Negative
An entitled person may try to suck you into an argument or a negative reaction. They may try to push your buttons in order to get a rise out of you.
Don’t take the bait. Don’t let them control you with their words or actions.
You are in control of your own reactions, and you don’t have to let them dictate how you feel or what you do.
7. I Can Choose How I React To Them
You can’t change someone else, but you can choose how you react to them. Just because someone is acting entitled doesn’t mean you have to stoop to their level.
You can choose to react in a positive or negative way.
You can choose to let their behavior affect you or you can choose to rise above it.
8. I Have Better Things To Do
An entitled person is going to try to keep you stuck in their misery for as long as they can. They don’t want to hang out in their misery alone, they want you there too!
By affirming that you have better things to do, you are putting your focus on what is truly important in your life. You are choosing to move on and not let their negativity keep you down.
9. I Don’t Need Their Approval
An entitled person is likely to try to control you with their approval or disapproval. They may try to use positive or negative reinforcement in order to get you to do what they want.
You don’t need their approval to feel good about yourself. You are entitled to your own opinion, and you don’t have to let them control you with their approval or disapproval.
10. I Am Not Perfect And That’s Alright
An entitled person is likely to try to make you feel inferior because they think they are perfect. They may try to point out your flaws in order to make you feel bad about yourself.
Remember that you are not perfect and that’s okay. We all have flaws, and we all make mistakes. That’s what makes us human. If the entitled person can’t see that, then that’s their problem!
11. I Am Worthy Of Love
An entitled person is likely to try to make you feel unworthy of love. They may try to manipulate or control you in order to get what they want.
Remember that you are worthy of love, no matter what they say or do. You deserve to be treated with kindness and compassion.
12. I Will Never Change An Entitled Person
An entitled person is never going to change, no matter how much you try. Even if you have the most logical things to say, they will always see themselves as better than everyone else and they will always try to control or manipulate those around them.
At some point, you have to accept that you can’t change them. You can only change how you react to them.
You can choose to walk away from the situation and not let their negativity affect you.
You can choose to stand up for yourself and set boundaries.
You can choose to live your life in a way that is positive and healthy, despite their attempts to drag you down.