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How do you handle rejection?
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It depends on the kind of rejection, but usually just brush it of thinking it's their loss. If it really annoys me I just rant about it with a friend and try to find positive sides of being rejected.
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The same way you deal with all kinds of rejection.

Do what you need to do. Cry, drink, whatever. Just do it and get it over with, get up afterward, and move on. It's okay to feel bummed or hurt, just so long as you realize you need to pick yourself up eventually and get on with doing what you must do.
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Move on, and hopefully learn from why it happened.
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To quote the late John Hurt: I don't see the point in getting angry, but I do see the point in getting drunk.
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It's probably for the better.

JK Rowling received a lot of rejection herself, she got rejected from University and her manuscript of Harry Potter got rejected from 12 publishers. Trust me, there's a lot of 'successful' females who received rejected.

I usually accept that's life, you can't have everything you wanted. Maybe that's what life intended too. Usually, rejection makes me want to work harder since I generally reflect upon it. Yes, it can get very depressing for the first bit but I believe this happened to me because I'm intended for better things.
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Smile and keep on keepin' on. Obviously some rejections pack a bigger punch than others, but there's always something around the next corner. Who knows what the hell it is, but there's always something there.
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I just think about how I will feel about it in a week or even a month. Most things heal with time.
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I get extremely angry, clench my fist, think of toxic thoughts, realize theres no point in being angry, plot to become the best person I can be. Rinse & repeat.
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Considering your manuscript, ask a friend, or someone who is very good at English (or whatever language it's in) to read it and give suggestions. Sometimes just a simple twerk, change, or fixing spelling errors will make it better. Don't give up.

As for me......I've actually had a crappy life. I got hardened to rejection. I used to cry, a lot, but now.........I just don't care. I know some people don't like me.............I don't care. I admit I get mad sometimes. It's frustrating to keep trying and to keep falling on my face, but you haven't lost until you stop trying, right?

If I get really upset I distract myself by drawing, doing other kinds of art such as painting or making things out of polymer clay, or I'll watch a movie, or cook, anything to get my mind off of dwelling. I also have a "fix this" personality, so I try to find a way to make it work, maybe I will try harder, or try to find out more information so I can do better, or decide it's not worth it and change to another avenue.

Just don't give up if it's important to you. You can do it.
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Very very very poorly
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I DON'T


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yumikikoharu wrote:

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



Depends. But I feel rejection is usually a kinda painful experience. Working on it though
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Posted 5/9/17 , edited 5/9/17
Historically not very well. In high school when I didn't make the band I wanted I practically threw a fit. One of the most embarrassing things of my past, TBH.

When similar things have happened since I have handled them very differently, but still not what someone would consider "well". Instead of taking it out on others like I did back then, I take it out entirely on myself. I mean, say it's not "well", but I think it's an accurate assessment. I am just not very good at anything.

As for love, I've avoided that by automatically assuming I'm not good enough for anyone to begin with. No sense in getting straight-up rejected when you already know anyway.
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for me depend on what i m looking for
like a great job, not good, hell there depressing involve,
relationship, that depend how long lasted?
or something insigficant like picking something not bad.
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