take it personally


: to be offended or upset by what someone said
He says unkind things to everyone. Try not to take it personally.

Examples of take it personally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try not to take it personally—layoffs usually have to do with a company’s finances, not your job performance. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 31 May 2023 In an email, the Bananas asked him not to take it personally. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2023 Know that the family member will likely take it personally. Catherine Pearson, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2023 Other loving adults in a child’s life should not take it personally. Amy Dickinson, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2022 But Perry, 41, who also works as an attendance counselor at Eastern, didn’t take it personally. Lizzie Johnson, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2022 Some people may be upset with your decision, but don't take it personally. Chicago Tribune, 7 Oct. 2022 June 30th: Others’ unsympathetic responses may be difficult to handle near the 18th, but don’t take it personally. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 16 June 2022 Don’t take it personally when someone ghosts you or tells you no. Stacey Burke, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021

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“Take it personally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20it%20personally. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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