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Posted 5/8/17 , edited 5/8/17
How do you guys handle being rejected?

And I don't just mean in a romantic sense. I mean on making friends, job hunting, submitting an idea or work and stuff and if you guys get rejected? What would you do? I'm just wondering.

Just crossed my mind as I tried submitting a story to a publisher a month ago and it got rejected. I knew it wasn't good enough but I still teared up when I read the reply. Not that I'm giving up. XD
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Learn to accept rejection as a part of life and use it to get better. I was rejected for a job and was really down about it. Waited 3 weeks later and got a job making three times the amount I would have at the job I was rejected for. Been here now 6 years. Rejection isn't always a bad thing.
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AllSodiumDiet wrote:

Learn to accept rejection as a part of life and use it to get better. I was rejected for a job and was really down about it. Waited 3 weeks later and got a job making three times the amount I would have at the job I was rejected for. Been here now 6 years. Rejection isn't always a bad thing.


^this.

Some people aren't able to handle rejection very well due to their own reasons but it's something that everyone has to deal with and face.
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My Girlfriend broke up with me over transformers so... I don't really know what it could infer
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That I believe is classed as rejection
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So who knows what could happen in life??? I honestly don't
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Your best option is to just take it for what it is and move on. Don't dwell on it or let it consume you. In fact, use this rejection as motivation to better yourself! There are always better people/opportunities out there, so don't give up! YEAAH POSITIVITY!
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In the romantic sense I don't usually place myself in situations like "I like you, do you like me?", but instead, I play games reading her body language and other signals, so that if she doesn't like me (this is not common, I can be really convincing when I'm really interested in the girl ), then I will understand without she telling so, which is a lot less painful.

And in the work sense, that used to bother me when I was younger and had less experience, but now it doesn't, because I have worked and studied so hard, that my skills have improved a lot. Consequently, now I have the possibility to choose from.
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if im rejected by a woman, i cry, eat lots of doughnuts, then try and forget.
anything else is just a minor set back.
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It happens, I get bummed out for a bit then move on.
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I have always taken rejection harshly, even for more minor things. It's a bad habit that I'm trying to work on.

For example I'll get dejected if I smile at someone in a hall and they don't smile back.
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kill their pets
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I find my feelings vary depending on what I was rejected about. Most of the time I cope by writing a song or making something small, like a game or comic. It helps to put my desire to move around at ease. Working out helps me a lot with that sort of thing too, doing it daily has helped me keep any negative feelings down as well.

But there's some kinds of rejection I just can't help but feel depressed about.

For example: "Hi, I'd like 3 jumbo cookies, heated in the oven please."

"Sorry, we're all out."

At that point I just give up and cry.
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