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Dealing With Difficult People

Week 2


The Critical   The Overly Needy   The Manipulator


The Overly Needy


Four Categories of Overly Needy People:

1. Incurably Insecure
2. Drama Queens
3. Babblers
4. Financial Leeches


The Cycle

Youíre doing what you can
Itís not enough For them
You feel Depleted
You pull back
They Wig Out
You feel guilty


Matthew 9:36

When He saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.


Three Biblical Thoughts
when dealing with the overly needy:

1. Offer what they need, not what they want.

A. Identify the real need.
B. Pay attention to actions, not just words.

2. Set Healthy Boundaries.

A. Time Boundary.
B. Resource Boundaries.

3. Allow them to face their Consequences.