In all things, and particularly in dealing with Emotional Predators, cultivating humor and gratitude is as important as anything else you do. When you’re grateful or laughing, you can’t feel the negative emotions that Emotional Predators prey on. Humor and gratitude are priceless, free and easily overlooked. They widen your perspective, expand your options, relieve stress and calm you. They immunize you.
Dealing with an Emotional Predator can feel like a deep tragedy. But tragedy is comedy seen from the opposite perspective. So make every effort to find the humor in what may feel tragic (but don’t make fun of an Emotional Predator to his face). Laughter is one of the greatest, and most easily overlooked, antidotes to toxic adversities in life. Indulge yourself in it.
And here’s something that’s pretty funny: