Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 6 months ago

What is a good way to act around cliquey people, if you have to be around them, say at work, with friends of friends or even family?

Who do not really talk to you.. rather they chat to themselves and talk around you, like you do not exist.

Despite you being polite and nice.


This can happen in any group or life situation


Example my mother and sister chat around me..though i see them only twice a year due to distance

Update 2:

Again.. they may be family

Colleagues or friends or partners of friends

Ignoring is not always an option..

7 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    i just wouldnt bother with them

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Just say "hello" then get on with your own work. 

  • 6 months ago

    Choose to put your focus elsewhere, given you cannot control or change other people.  Seek out people you connect with and engage in conversation with them.  There is no obligation to remain with people who are choosing to not interact with you.

  • Lily
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Why can't you just ignore them? Choosing to communicate with them is your problem and yours alone. 

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  • 6 months ago

    Polite and nice, just as you would with anyone else.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Let them chat. 

    Interrupting will make you look petty and jealous. 

    I would go on my phone or make my own fun. 

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I would just ignore them completely.

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