Most of us don't look forward to dealing with difficult people. When we think about conflict and confrontation, most of us feel an energy drain. One way to reframe dealing with a difficult person is to think about being curious. Releasing the need to judge or to prove you are right about not liking someone, you can shift your focus to learning more about the other person. Most of my clients (and me) find that there are lots of things we don't know about another person, and when we find out, we suddenly see them from in a different way.