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Bitch-Whispering 101- How to Properly Deal with a Bitch

At one point in our lives (or perhaps more times than one can count) you’ve felt bitched out by an individual. Just when you thought you have met your pinnacle of zen, someone’s funky attitude and energy rushes through. This can really be unsettling, you find yourself questioning your foundations, whether or not you are in fact this newfound woman/man of internal control. You suddenly find yourself going from zero to ‘might slap-a-hoe’ real quick (figuratively speaking of course, no endorsements of violence here). What is the proper way to deal?

Now, before going any further, let us clarify that a ‘Bitch’ can be used in reference to both, male and female.

It is time to relinquish the female “Bitch” connotation that was created as a form of shaming a strong woman. When society has tethered its nasty fingers into defining a word solely as a negative feminine staple, you know things aren’t quite right. Truth is, I’m sure we have all encountered the male-bitch more than female-bitch, it just is not labeled as so, or scrutinized to such high degrees.

So, I got to thinking to myself, whenever I feel the surge of others bitchy personas and attitudes, or maybe it’s my very own Bitch rearing its ugly head ready to reciprocate

— how can I reel it in and convert it into a tool of self-restraint and power? After all, how you treat others is a reflection of you.

Below, I’ve listed the 5 bitchy individuals one may encounter in their lives, and how you can take them on full-throttle with intelligence, kindness, and most importantly, righteousness. Long live protecting your inner peace!

1. The Mean Bitch

This right here is the most written about, and possibly most complained-about Bitch of all time. The Creme-De-La creme of all Bitches. This is also literally, the easiest one to deal with. If you just get to the bottom of all that concerns this Bitch, you will realize that this Bitch is actually a very Sad Bitch.

Translation: a sad, sad person who literally cannot function in the world properly without spewing Bitch-assness on anyone they assume will take it.

He/She still lives in their loser grade school heyday of running shit (that is super depressing to think about for starters). Being such a repulsive person to others gives them a rotten serotonin rush of sorts, one that temporarily alleviates their self-perception of lameness. But yet, here is the kicker in dealing with this Bitch; you simply have to nip them in the bud from the very beginning. A Mean Bitch will not even test you if you make it straight that you are not the one who will take their bulk of meanness. Have some empathy for them (I know it’s hard), create your backbone, stabilize your confidence, and this Mean Bitch will not even get the chance to penetrate your good vibes.

no drama

Deuces to the drama

2. The Egotistical Bitch

Flashback to the childhood best friend you had. Not the really amazing one, I’m talking about the shitty one. The one who would make you do all the bad stuff, then somehow would swindle their way out of taking the blame for it. The one who would always tell you that your “one” would come, yet somehow managed to steal your crush right from under your nose. Yea, THAT Bitch.

They probably helped in creating some insecurities that you still have till this day. This was likely a very one-sided relationship — in part being: this Bitch is always out for themselves. Dare they stop to think about the effects their actions will have on others; this is never looming in their mind. They live in their own bubble of Ego, and I’m sorry to reveal — there is no cure for this Bitch. However, what you can do is let them live in this delusional world they have consumed themselves in, and play the cool one.

The Egotistical Bitch wants a challenge, they want competition, they want all the control. Once you wipe them clean of that control over you — (i.e., hurting your feelings, taking advantage of you) you lend them no power in succeeding their Bitch-ass ways onto you.

They will — unfortunately, find a new target, finagle them into becoming their puppet, and convince them that they are on their team, when in actuality, they are on a team, and it’s called “Team ME”. Don’t play along, pass!

3. The Self-Loathing Bitch

This Bitch, is called a Bitch for reasons. Many may sympathize with this type of Bitch, but no ma’am, not you. This Bitch is the Debbie Downer to life. They will refuse to see the bright side to any situation, they will nitpick to no means, and maybe, if you’re just so luckless, you’ll find them shitting on your own life whilst they shit on theirs, all without ill-intentions, but definitely with no sign of digressing (who exactly sent for them?!)

This is the Bitch that you either have to self-prescribe medication to, or seriously prep yourself before deep diving into yet another exasperating conversation to ease them up. This is when I ask you: does this Bitch add any value to your life? Can you sustain their negativity? Are you truly willing to be the horse power to this wagon of shit they will continuously wheel to you? If you cannot answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions… this may be a lost cause. If you can, you need to mobilize and get your Oprah-on with this Bitch.

The Self-Loathing Bitch is called a Bitch because they simply are not sweet and helpless all of the time, they tend to be nasty and irrational too — talk about a jacked up rollercoaster ride. They will lash out on you due to their deep sorrow of whatever is bothering them. Whether it be how Exhaustedddd they are after just returning from vacation, or that new stretch mark they acquired within the past week, guess what — it’s now your problem too.

In order to tolerate a Self-Loathing Bitch you must truly love them, and that is the real take away on dealing with this Bitch.

Think of it as a project you constantly have to work through, hell, you may learn a few things on your own going through this journey of being a constant crutch — therapist in your near future, anyone?

4. The Attention Seeking Bitch

The Attention Seeking Bitch will be the pity party and the life of the party all at once. (How the fuck?! You’re thinking.) These Bitches are experts at never being the shadow of anything. Throwing a Birthday get-together for yourself? This is the Bitch that will show up with a juicy life drama to steer all of the attention away from you. Everyone having a great time on the “friend’s only” trip? This Bitch will be miserable, somehow, someway—no amount of tequila can satiate them. So, how to go about handling this Bitch?

I’ve realized by acknowledging the Attention in which they seek for, right to their face, in a non-confrontational way is key. Get to the root of the problem with this Bitch.

The Attention Seeking Bitch is the runner-up to the Egotistical Bitch, they are also the cousin to the Undercover Bitch. Pretty much, you’ve got a bundle of many layers of Bitch to deal with.

In acknowledging the Attention Seeking Bitch, many would think “No! That’s the last thing you want to do!”, but it is actually the FIRST thing you should do. In acknowledging their self-centered ways, you bring to light that you are onto their act. You also forefront that you will not entertain it. That person not having fun on the Vegas trip you tediously planned for everyone? Give them an ultimatum — either shape up, or get excluded from any future activities planned by you. That Attention Seeking Bitch snagging the attention on your birthday? Acknowledge their melodramatic condition, then pour a shot to it, ending it right then and there. Erhm, excuse me, but I came here to celebrate my life, did you come here to celebrate your shitty situation?

All of their attention seeking issues can wait, and it’s OK to be the one to make it known. You kind of have to act as if you’re rearing a disobedient child — hint, the disobedient child is the Attention Seeking Bitch in this case. They may not like your blatant disinterest in their never ending problems, but they will be forced to recognize that it is not appropriate to unleash their emotional vomit just anywhere, around everyone. Au’revoir! Attention whore!

bitch please

When you’ve perfected your eye-roll

5. The Undercover Bitch

This is the Bitch you never suspect at first. They appear to be the epitome of a friend, a lover, a work wife/husband. This is quite possibly the worst Bitch one will encounter in one’s life. Undercover Bitch graduated with a Master’s in Manipulation. They sort of aced life by being conniving and deceiving— some real borderline personality disorder shit. I’ve gotten to the point where I can sniff out an Undercover Bitch by their perfume/cologne; if you have yet to gain this super power, here is how you deal with one:

An Undercover Bitch feeds off of you in every way. They morph themselves based on what you disclose to them. This being said, tread slowly with what you say and reveal to them. This is all stored away for ammunition when you ignore their text, or don’t compliment them on their new blah hair-do. (Yes, this is how petty these bitches are.) The Undercover Bitch may use subtle disses, but never let them go unseen when in the moment.

Undercover Bitch Friend: “Hey, I saw Josh the other day and he asked about you. I told him that you left that miserable job you had, and finally moved out of your parents place— what a loser! He looked really fat too.”

Take notice of how the Undercover Bitch does not make mention of your new AWESOME job, and also doesn’t highlight your upgraded living situation in a flattering way.

In addition, you know that this Undercover Bitch Friend secretly despised your romantic relationship with this Josh guy ever since she drunkenly made a move on him a few years prior to you two dating, and he shut her down. Pay close attention to how their small back-handed comments and gestures play into the bigger picture.

Your response: “Oh, that’s so funny, I actually talked to Josh the other day too, and he mentioned he saw you. He said you were blabbering away, like usual. (Laugh as if you’re brushing the whole thing off), but leave the Bitch hyperventilating inside wondering if he spilled any of the shit-talk she inevitably spoke about you to him.

This may be a no-brainer to some: completely wipe this Bitch clean off your radar. Sometimes, this solution just takes way too much effort to fully work through. This particular species tends to be clingy and hard to shake off, no matter how hard you try. In this instance, keep it cordial, keep it friendly, but always keep a step ahead of this Bitch.

unbothered

unbothered mirror-selfie 🙂

Not for nothing, there should really be adult reward systems for properly conducting oneself around a Bitch, and in doing so, curbing your own Bitch simultaneously. Do any of these Bitches listed above ring a bell in your life? Any new types we can add to the list and ponder on how to deal with? Drop them below!

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29 Comments

  • Reply Alex Jovanovic April 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    This is great. As a dude I’ve cerntainly bumped into people that fitted these descriptions. Funny and informative. Excellent!

    • Reply Lani McGuire April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Alex, just doing our part to rid the world of negativity, on bitch at a time! lol

  • Reply Aimara April 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    What a cool read and a fun post babe! I’ve certainly encountered a few of these bitches and I’ve certainly been one of them back in my high school days. So not proud of that. But whatever, I was a kid!
    As you grow up you definitely learn how important it is to be nice, and I think I’ve been good at dealing with all sorts of bitches haha Especially the mean bitch,
    This article is so on point! More of this please! Thanks for sharing
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  • Reply Christine Kong April 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    This is such a hilarious post and literally has me thinking back to the high school days. But you are right, even past the high school days these personas come into our lives. In fact, I was one of those bitches at one point in high school. I feel like it was totally stemming from insecurities that I had, issues on my own, which were then reflected onto others in such a terrible way. But thankfully I recognized that before it got out of control and realized what the root was and definitely have tried to change myself for the better! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  • Reply Gina Diaz April 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I enjoyed reading this post. I have encountered this type of people at college and even at work. They were so hard to deal with. Everything worked out with balance since I’m am a calm person. Thanks for sharing this great post!!!

    xx. Gina

  • Reply Sheree April 30, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I started reading this post completely laughing out of control, because I always love a satirical humor. But the more I read into it, the more real it got and I realize that yes, I have some of these bitches around me (heck I may even be one myself) and that this is a really great self-reflecting and thought provoking post! Great job summarizing all the bitches in life and everything was well written and on point!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  • Reply Jessie May 1, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I love this post! definitely learn a thing or two for dealing with ‘bitches’ =P and i couldn’t help not to notice your abs!!! they are so perfect! please write a post on your workout routine next time!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/self-reflecting-journey-in-iceland/

  • Reply Sara May 1, 2017 at 4:11 am

    This post is hilarious, yet so true! They are always going to be around our whole lives and I have definitely learned to deal with them or just forget them.

    xo

    Sara

    www,lifeiscivil.com

  • Reply Sarah Atiq May 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I seriously loved reading your post. I could visualise certain people in my life that fit every single category haha. It’s so true that there are so many different kinds and it’s funny how some of them never even grow up. The worst for sure are the attention seekers and undercover bitches, I’ve had my fare share of encounters with both. I think the best policy is to keep your distance, not let them take control and to stay positive. Once you are able to ignore them, they eventually will stop bothering you. So well written babe :).

    xxx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com/

  • Reply Diana May 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    OMG. you are so hilarious, love the post and I have to deal with some of this bitches in my life sometimes. Very well described!I well add “sneaky bitch” to your list. HAHHA

  • Reply Open Kloset May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hey Beautiful,
    You are sooo Right and Agree with you, I never Red a Post about ” Bitch” Types but while Inwas reading recognized that So much of these I have in my Life or had. Even when I was younger… this is why I had more Male Friends and mostly no Girls…
    Very Well written Darling! Thank you for this:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Tuesday

  • Reply Jennifer Lee Quattrucci May 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Wow ! This post should be an absolute must read for everyone! Guys and girls. Unfortunately I’ve had to deal with every type of bitch there is and believe me , I’m glad for the tips and also glad to know there are others that can identify !

  • Reply shalini May 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    When one is insecure with themselves and have deeper issues then you tend to not be so nice to people. For me when I sense a bad attitude I simply keep my distance from them. Life is too short to deal with nonsense! I say be nice and focus on the important things in life! xx shalini http://www.styledevotee.com

  • Reply Vanessa May 3, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Hahaha! Girl, this is such a unique and creative post. Now I really understand the BITCH term, because I am mexican and we also have our own definition for bitches. lol! I think everyone have experienced with a bitch multiple times in their life. I’m pretty sure they can fit them into one of the categories you shared.

    Have a great day!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  • Reply Maggie May 3, 2017 at 1:43 am

    LOL. This article was so fun to read. This post seriously needs to go viral on Buzzfeed. Haha. In general, I don’t vibe well with mean people so I tend to stay away. I think the core problem usually stems for insecurities though. A lot of people struggle with that and tend to project their frustrations onto others – creating a crazy monster, hungry for whatever comes his/her way.

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

  • Reply Jacqueline May 3, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Omg this was the best thing ever. And I think I’ve not only met people in every single category but actually a combination of several if not all. These are pretty much all of the worst people. It was a very amusing post to say the last and different from most of the stuff you typically right. Regardless I think it was well written and a good change up from you usual. Beware of #5. Those are the worst.

  • Reply Jessica May 3, 2017 at 4:57 am

    So fun and funny to read! You nailed the titles for sure! I agree you should submit it to post on Buzzfeed! IT would totally get picked up!

  • Reply aurela May 3, 2017 at 5:36 am

    This post is hilarious, and I feel so old now ha ha. High school seems so long ago for me. To be honest at this day of my life, I barely have time to spent with my love let along with any “Bitch” 🙂 But I do have one who is attention seeker and I only can handle her in small dozes. Mind you I can be a mean bitch too but the older you get you realize being mean and a bitch doesn’t get you anywhere. Great read, you are so funny and straightforward! Thanks for sharing!
    Aurela xoxo

  • Reply Eliza May 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Such a great and funny post. You literally nailed it! We always meet those people in our lives, and sometimes we are those people too. I always try to be nice to people and stay neutral. But sometimes it’s just impossible.

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • Reply Andreea Birsan May 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Going from zen to might slap a hoe happened so many times and sadly the people who made me switch my mood were so called long term friends. Anyways, I loved reading your posts and I did run intp all those “bitch typologies” haha. People who tend to act like that should feel really insecure *insert eye roll*. Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  • Reply Manda May 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    When you literally lol within the first few sentences of a post…you know it’s going to be a good one! Girl!!! I definitely think though, that we all can have some of these different bitch qualities at different times and season in our lives but the key is to recognize and move past that! Like you said, usually these traits stem from other peoples hurt or pain they’ve experienced in their past or present so empathy is always good. I’m a pretty face value person and that definitely can invite them sneaky ones in. I think they’re being nice but like you said, they’re hoarding information! The older and wiser we grow right?! The tough thing about that is to be able to recognize it in someone while not becoming bitter about friendships. It seem like you’ve got a good hold on that! Such a great post!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • Reply Eva May 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    It amuses me a lot to know how to exit these types of bitches , you have experienced, unfortunately, the world is full of them and I liked so much this article suggests some how to recognize and how can we pay with the same card.;P
    Xx
    Eva

  • Reply Maryam May 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    OMG, you are too funny! I love this post and I have had many of these bitches (from all category) in my life. It’s funny that even past high school, there are some people who still act the same even in a professional work place. I work with a few of them. But as you get older and wiser, you learn how to deal with these bitches. Great read babe!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  • Reply Thomas Falkenstedt May 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    First of all a bitch has no gender connotation left in my mind either as I encounter bitches of both sexes all the time and I most surely have encountered the types you list here, but to be honest, I couldn’t care less about any of the types, not even the last manipulative type as I just shrug them off and go on with my life. I’ve lived long enough to know and realize that it’s not worth wasting your time on, so if someone unpleasant comes along I drop them straight away with no remorse.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  • Reply Michelle May 4, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Hahahaha – this is the funniest post I’ve read in a while. I love how you broke down the classes of b@tches LOL. I think we all know a mean girl – or three. But yes, life is too short to deal with any negativity. Just cut those people from your life!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  • Reply Tandya May 4, 2017 at 2:25 am

    This post was so fun! Literally started laughing from the moment I read the title. The craziest part is, I have came across all of the b’s*** in my life. I especially love how you categorized the Mean Bitch. We all know that one person who is still living in their High School glory days and hasn’t moved on or grown up!

  • Reply Darlene May 4, 2017 at 3:05 am

    This is such an entertaining article! I loved reading it and had a few laugh. lol because somehow this is me and my friends or any girls for that matter. Tho I am curious who is that girl on the left side. she looks so sad. she need some cheering up

    xxxx
    http://www.thenewgirl.me

  • Reply Rachel Holliday May 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my gosh I love this post- it’s so amusing, yet so true and insightful at the same time! I have to say that I have dealt with all these bitches at one point in my life, but the undercover bitch is definitely the worst! The second one reminds me of one of my high school “friends”.

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  • Reply Ebony May 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    This is greaaaatt! I absolutely loved reading this & I got a little laugh out here and there lol ❤️

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