For someone to call you nasty, the person must have seen something about you that made him think you are nasty.
But are you nasty? If you are not but someone still calls you nasty, you can reply the way you want.
Sometimes you may run out of replies, that is why I wrote this article. In this article, I will explain 20 different replies you can give when someone calls you nasty.
This will help you know what to say when next someone calls you nasty. Take a look at the various replies you can give.
If the person has lived with you before
- Why did you say so?
- What have I done that is nasty?
- Why did you not say it earlier?
- Is it that bad?
- I do not think I am as nasty as you think
- How come you are the only one telling me this?
- What exactly do you mean?
- Are you being serious?
- I know, I am working on it
- It could be your own opinion, you are entitled to it
Why did you say so?
When someone calls you nasty, there is every possibility that the person must have lived with you before they noticed something about you that makes you seem nasty. Ask the person why he said so.
This will help you know what exactly you did that made the person say such. When. If the person explains that to you, you will have a clearer insight into how to improve.
What have I done that is nasty?
This is a straightforward reply that asks what you have done that made the person call you nasty.
When you reply in this way the person will give you an answer why but thinks you have done that and made him call you nasty.
As long as it is someone that has stayed with you before, the person will be more willing to tell you what it is you have done that made him call you nasty.
Why did you not say it earlier?
The person must have known that you are nasty for so long but he kept it to himself. In this reply, you are asking him why he did not say it earlier.
If he had said that earlier, maybe you would have worked on it and become a better person. But because the person never said it on time, you may have to work on it still, but it would have been best if it was said earlier.
The earlier the better for you. However, now that you are aware and know it is true, you can start to work on it.
Is it that bad?
In this reply, you accept that you are nasty, but you are only asking if it is as bad as the person paints it to be.
When you ask if it is that bad, the person will reply and tell you how bad it is. This is something you should be eager to hear.
When the person tells you if it is as bad as it seems, then you would know how hard you will work on it.
I do not think I am as nasty as you think
This is a defensive reply that communicates to the person that you are not as nasty as the person thinks you are.
When someone calls you nasty, tell the person you are not. But for you to give this reply, you need to be sure of yourself that you are not nasty.
When you reply, the person will be more convinced that you are not nasty and he will choose to not call you nasty again. That is why you need to speak out if someone is calling you something you are not.
How come you are the only one telling me this?
This reply shows he is the only one telling you that you are nasty. Maybe you are truly nasty and he is the only one that dares to tell you.
Others may know that you are nasty and may not be able to tell to you.
However, if he has told you, then you should seek to confirm if what he says is the truth.
What exactly do you mean?
When he calls you nasty, you may not know exactly what he means. That is why in your reply you need to ask him so that he will give you a clear answer on what he means.
When he gives you a reply you will rest assured and you will know what to say to him.
Are you being serious?
If it is someone you know who loves to joke a lot and you can barely know when he is serious, ask him if he is acting seriously.
That way, you know if the person is serious about what he said or if he is joking about it.
From his reply, you will know the next step you are to take. If he was serious about it you can talk to him about it. If he was joking you can ignore it.
I know, I am working on it
This reply shows you are aware that you are nasty. When the person tells you that you are nasty, you can reply by saying that you are working on it.
That way, the person will understand that you are aware and you are also making moves to stop being a nasty person.
It could be your own opinion, you are entitled to it
This reply shows you understand it could be his opinion that you are nasty.
You are also telling him that you do not care too much about his opinion and that he can think or assume whatever he wants.
This reply shows you are confident in yourself and you are not seeking validation from anyone.
If the person has not lived with you before
- You seem to think I am someone else
- I’m an angel, you’re just too blind to see it
- You barely know me, you should not call me nasty
- How would you feel if someone accuses you of being nasty?
- You would do better if you focus on your business
- You barely do anything good with your time
- I wish could take time to know me before you say Nasty
- I hope you understand the consequences of your remark
- How do you know that? Have you lived with me before?
- You seem to judge people too quickly
You seem to think I am someone else
For someone who has not lived with you before, how possible will it be to know some delicate things about you?
It could be that the person mistook you for another person. It happens, it could be your situation too.
Reply this way and see what the person says. If you were mistaken for someone else, it would be obvious.
I’m an angel, you’re just too blind to see it
This is more like a savage reply that says the person is not able to see how angelic you are.
If someone cannot see your good qualities, then the person may be just too blind to see them. If you have good qualities, people should be able to see them.
Anyone that cannot see it may just be too blind to see it. A reply like this can make the person withdraw and not even talk to you.
You barely know me, you should not call me nasty
This reply shows that you are not happy with the person calling you nasty.
The person does not know anything about you, so why should he call you nasty?
I am sure he will get the message from your reply. With a reply like this, he will not call you nasty next time without getting to know you first.
When someone does something you do not like, especially if it is someone that knows little to nothing about you, you should not hesitate to react in a way that shows you are not happy about the person’s reply.
How would you feel if someone accuses you of being nasty?
This is looking at it from another perspective. Ask him how he will feel if he was the one that someone else called nasty, how would he feel? I am sure he will not like to be called nasty either.
The moment he understands how it feels to call someone else nasty, he will stop calling you nasty because he now knows the feeling is not that palatable.
Sometimes people need to be empathetic enough to be able to put themselves in other people’s shoes to feel exactly what they are feeling to see how hurtful what you said is to the person.
This is a good reply that will pass your message accordingly. The next time someone you do not know calls you nasty, use this reply on the person and you will see how it will work wonders.
You would do better if you focus on your business
In this reply, you are indirectly telling the person to mind his business. In the real sense, how will someone who barely knows you tell you that you are nasty when you both have not even talked or even spent time together?
You should reply to such a person by telling him to mind his business. That is exactly what he needs, especially if the person told you in a rude way that you are nasty.
Let the person know that he should mind his business so that he can focus on the most important things instead of using his energy to call you nasty.
You barely do anything good with your time
This reply shows that the person barely does good things with his time. You are also advising him to do something better with his time instead of using that time to call you or other people nasty.
The moment you tell the person to do better things with his time, he will understand that calling you nasty was irrelevant then and he would have been better off if he did something better with that time instead of calling you a nasty person.
I wish could take time to know me before you say Nasty
This is a reply telling the person that it would have been better if he took his time to know you better. It does not make any sense to call you nasty when he knows nothing about you.
It could even be offensive to some people if someone that does not know them calls them naive.
I hope you understand the consequences of your remark?
If he understands that what he just said has consequences, he would have decided to not call you nasty at all. Some people may not be as calm as you to handle the situation calmly.
Others may be violent in their reaction. If the person knew of this consequence he would not have called you nasty.
How do you know that? Have you lived with me before?
How did he know when he has not lived with you before? These are the types of questions that you should be asking in your reply. When he replies, he will explain to you how he knows that you are nasty.
You seem to judge people too quickly
Just like I have mentioned in this article, it makes no sense to judge people too quickly. The moment you see someone, ensure to know who the person is before you go about calling the person nasty or any other names that will sound degrading.
You should not be too quick to judge or even call people names. You may call someone you barely know names and the person may be calm enough to handle the situation calmly.
However, you may not be so lucky with some people. You need to be aware of this too. Try to know people before concluding, also, even if what you said about the person is true, ensure you say it kindly.