That Annoying Person…

Written by: Nick Ortner

Angry Man

As much as we all try to be loving, conscientious people, there’s no getting around a simple fact….sometimes people annoy us. 🙂

It could be someone at work, an intimate partner, someone on the news, etc. Whoever it is, it’s not their “fault” (though we often like to think it is!)

It’s usually our thing, our reaction to a certain situation, behavior or action; but even when we accept responsibility for the way we are feeling, it can be hard to consciously shift away from the feelings.

That’s where tapping comes in beautifully! So here’s a super simple exercise:

Pick that ONE annoying person who has recently annoyed you, for whatever reason, and let’s do some tapping on it.

Before you start tapping, rate your annoyance on a 0-10 scale, 10 being most annoyed. (if you’re not familiar with the tapping process, click here to see a demonstration)

Starting with the karate chop point:

“Even though this person is really annoying me…I deeply and completely accept myself…”

“Even though I’ve been feeling so much frustration towards this person, I deeply and completely accept myself…”

“Even though this person is driving me a little crazy, I choose to release these feelings now…”

Eyebrow: These feelings of annoyance…

Side of Eye: They’re driving me crazy…

Under Eye: Part of me can’t stand this person…

Under Nose: Or what they do…

Under Mouth: It’s so annoying…

Collarbone: And it even makes me a little mad…

Under Arm: I don’t want to feel these feelings…

Top of Head: But I can’t seem to let them go.

Back to the eyebrow…

Eyebrow: If it let go of these feelings…

Side of Eye: Then I’m tolerating this behavior…

Under Eye: And I don’t want to do that!

Under Nose: I want them to stop!

Under Mouth: I want them to stop annoying me…

Collarbone: This annoying behavior…

Under Arm: These annoying feelings…

Back to the top of the head with some positive phrases…

Top of Head: I wonder if I can let them go…

Eyebrow: I wonder if I can forgive this person…

Side of Eye: And release these feelings…

Under Eye: It’s time to let all this go…

Under Nose: It really doesn’t matter…

Under Mouth: And I’m losing out by feeling annoyed…

Collarbone: Releasing these feelings from my body….

Underarm: Letting them go now…

Top of Head: Letting them go now…

Take a deep breath….

And tune in to the feeling of annoyance again, on the 0-10 scale. Where is it now?

What came up specifically for you as you tapped? Keep tapping, either using the same language or bringing in your own language, until you get the relief you desire.

It feels GOOD to let go of these feelings, to release the petty stuff that annoys us and sucks up our life energy.

Be aware of when you’re getting annoyed and do the tapping to release the feeling…

You’ll be glad you did. 🙂

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

Nick is the CEO and founder of The Tapping Solution

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  1. Will says:

    Nick this is perfect. Goodness such a great script. I am fairly new to this and having it all written down makes is much easier. I found that I am feeling so much better after this. It came at the perfect time as felt like I was going to snap to a colleague at my work.

  2. Kay says:

    Nick I can’t tell you, with words, how much I appreciate all you do to help people. Thank you seems so small. I am truly grateful to have found Tapping. I feel the more I read and try the more grateful that I am. Keep up the good work.

  3. Anita says:

    I have done this tapping lets see how it goes when back at work next week. Am pretty sure it is going to work 100%. I will keep tapping until I am totally released..
    Thank you

  4. Edith McKinzie says:

    Read the headlines but didn’t have time to tap, and had to make up my own wording as I tapped on my sudden irritation at the driver.
    Even using my own words at being irritated at her driving, I became calm and after a few minutes of nail biting, I didn’t notice how bad it really was.
    We arrived safely and with no problem so, for me, that tapping idea was wonderful timing.

  5. marianne says:

    thank you Nick,
    I have been walking around for days with fellings of irritation and frustration about my ex husbands behaviour. I dont tell him so becouse I realise they are my feelings and I am responsible for them. Releasing them now gives my a sense of power, I have chosen how I want to feel today. And that feel great!

    So thank you again.
    by the way, congrats on the birth of your littele girl, lots of nappiness for now, hope you get enough sleep.

  6. Rebeca says:

    Awesome. I didn´t think we could go that far with tapping!!!!!!!.

  7. Emelita Lambert says:

    I am so thankful reading this Tapping about annoying person. I will try
    using this and for sure it will work. Keep doing what you start, it really
    work amazing! God Bless!

  8. Mei says:

    Wonderful! again, there are always some issue or believes behind the emotional reaction, you are right and thank you for reminding .

  9. Honey says:

    Thank yo sooo much .

  10. Rini says:

    Fantastic, just what I need !!!! Thanks Nick

  11. Pam says:

    Thank you! How did you know I’d wake up feeling irritated at a family member? 😀 That helped!

  12. Vera says:

    That was helpful. A friend, really a good person at heart, is constantly whining and complaining. I find it so very annoying – but don’t know what I can do about it, except just stay away from her.
    This session changed my feeling toward her – she can’t seem to help herself, so I will be more tolerant. Thanks.

  13. Susan says:

    Thankyou – I will definitely try this

  14. Anne says:

    I tried your formula and have been successful. I’ve gotten my annoyance level down to about a 3 from a 8. Thanks for your caring wisdom. This person will never annoy me again.

  15. Sandra says:

    I’m new to tapping and just tapped on a person who annoyed me recently…..and it worked well. Thank you Nick

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