I am forced to be around a couple of people just about every day of my life who exhibit extremely, extremely, extremely annoying behavior. I wouldn't say I'm a very easily irritated person, but *anyone* would be annoyed in this situation. I don't want to go into too many details at the risk of possibly hurting someone's feelings, but suffice to say that the annoying things they do are just part of their personalities -- not something that can be changed with gentle nudging or anything like that, and nothing offensive that requires reprimanding. Just plain annoying. And I can't get away from these people. I literally feel like I'm going to SCREAM when I'm around them most of the time, and I am mad at myself for letting their behaviors bother me so much. It has really been causing a lot of stress in my life. (And no, the people I'm referring to aren't my kids! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) If you *had* to be around a really aggravating person a lot of the time, how would you keep yourself from being super-frustrated with them?