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Being Falsely Accused

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Q: How do you react if someone accuses you of something you didn’t do?​

A: First, start by dealing with your growing anger. Take a deep breath and realize a misunderstanding has caused the other person to become frustrated or angry with you.

Instead of being angry, be curious. You center your logic and turn off your anger response when you become curious. The mystery you are trying to solve is: “What exactly did I do that led you to that conclusion?” Ask the other person why they feel you did x.

Resist every urge to correct their story or become defensive. Repeat back what they said and ask them for a specific example. Explain how you can see that this person came to this conclusion.

At this point, you can tell the story from your side and explain your innocence. You and the other person can work to solve the case. ​

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