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How to Get Revenge: Cold, Calculated Moves to Hit Back & Get Even

Getting revenge isn’t hard, but do it in a way that makes you intelligent, not looking like you hold a grudge. Try these 12 ways for how to get revenge.

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We all want to have our revenge on someone at some point in time. Maybe it’s an ex-partner or your former boss, but the point is, you want them to hurt. You can’t imagine how many ex-lovers and friends I had that I wanted to feel the pain they made me feel. You want to know how to get revenge.

I mean, this isn’t because I’m evil, it’s because I was hurt. But in that moment of vulnerability, we end up doing some pretty stupid shit, things that we’d advise other people not to do.

How to get revenge without hurting yourself

So, if you’re wondering how to get revenge, I don’t blame you. Do it in a way that doesn’t make you create a bad name for yourself. You can actually get your revenge without even having to speak their name out loud. It’s definitely going to be hard because, in some way, you take the higher road, but trust me, the outcome will be even greater for you.

So, put down the Molotov cocktail and delete the long rant you have on Facebook because we’re going to get our revenge in a different way. A more intelligent way. You don’t always have to get your hands dirty to get revenge.

#1 Be honest about yourself. Bragging to people about how it was all their fault isn’t going to work. It’s going to make them look like an asshole.

The best revenge is acknowledging your flaws, that way they have nothing to use against you. If you’re vain and stubborn, openly acknowledge these to personality flaws. This makes you look more genuine and also shows you’re aware of what you did wrong as well. [Read: 10 self-reflective questions to help stay true to yourself]

#2 Don’t isolate yourself. When someone exacts their revenge on us, it’s typical to retreat and hide. But, what you need to do is show your face. Go out and show them that you literally could care less about what they think.

Isolation shows them that they won and made you feel fear, which has been their goal the entire time. At this moment, backing down would be a bad move on your part.

#3 Get in their heads. They’re going to try to get into your head. They’re going to gossip about you, spread lies, maybe key your car. Whatever it is, they try to knock you down.

Play their mind games back at them. The best part is that they won’t even notice you’re doing it. You need to throw them off focus. Don’t respond to them directly, instead, take the indirect route. [Read: 12 devious ways crazy exes try to get their revenge]

#4 You don’t have to have one over them. I know you probably want to get one over them to win the war, but you don’t actually have to. In fact, doing nothing is the biggest one over them you can do.

Don’t fight with them, just literally ignore them and go on with your life. You leave them without any closure. They end up looking like an idiot which is actually the biggest win of all. So, if you want to win, do nothing.

#5 Workout. Wanna know how to get revenge? Well, you’ve seen all those comedies. Someone gets rejected in some way and then they workout and become hot. Well, this actually works.

If your ex cheated on you, start to work out and look super fine. They’ll be pissed off that you didn’t do that when you were with them. When I broke up with my ex, he started to hit the gym and a year later when I ran into him, my jaw hit the floor. Lemme tell ya, I was so pissed off. [Read: How to tell when someone is jealous – 25 hints they just can’t hide]

#6 Use it as motivation to create something. Use what they did to you as inspiration to create something. Maybe what they did sparks a new app idea or inspires you to get that job you always wanted.

Whatever it is, use your pain and sadness in a way that benefits you. This is truly the best revenge, having your life go down a successful path. Artists create their best pieces during painful times, so consider yourself an artist and your life as a canvas.

#7 Don’t bad talk them. Gossiping about them behind their back serves you no purpose. It may make you feel better in that moment, but honestly, it won’t help the situation. And plus, someone is going to spread that information around, so it’ll be easily traceable back to you.

What you need to do is keep your mouth shut. If you tell someone, make sure it’s one person and it’s someone you trust. If you say nothing, it shows them that you’re worth much more than some petty gossip. [Read: Dealing with heartbreak – 12 easy steps to do it the right way]

#8 Be kind. Kill them with kindness as they say. You know, it actually works. Be kind. Be so kind to them that they’re wondering what they did to deserve your kindness.

Now, you don’t have to kiss their ass, but allow yourself to be a good person. They’ll be surprised that you’re not trying to strangle them and that throws them off focus. This is a great way to get into their head. [Read: How to be classy – 20 traits that command respect and awe]

#9 Do something that they wanted to do. Now, if you want to do something that makes them sting, though this may seem slightly petty, it’s better than keying their car. If you’re wondering how to get revenge, do something that you two always wanted to do or something that they wanted to do.

Maybe they talked to you about going to Hawaii—book a trip to Honolulu. Or maybe they always wanted to go go-karting, well, good thing you have another friend that wants to go. It’ll piss them off. You’re not saying anything directly, but this is a pretty good passive aggressive way to give them the finger. [Read: He cheated on you? How to get over a guy without seeking revenge]

#10 Ignore them. To you, they don’t exist. And that’s the way it should be. One of the worst feelings is being ignored. What you need to do is genuinely feel they’re no longer a part of your life, that way, you won’t need to try to ignore them, it’ll just come naturally. This takes some practice but once you get past the initial hurt, this will be an enjoyable breeze.

#11 Get out. Have the best time of your life, preferably in front of them. It’ll drive them nuts. Now, don’t only have a good time because of them, they’ll notice you trying.

Genuinely enjoy your time. That’s the only way to truly piss someone off, make them see that you’re having a good time without them. You never needed them and when they see that, they’ll lose their minds. [Read: How to make your ex miss you: 12 ways to make them need you]

#12 Don’t do what they expect. They may be expecting you to lose your shit and be a total dick to them. But if they expect that, do the opposite. They feel that they have this power over you because you’re predictable. Now, what you should do is the opposite. They don’t know shit. By being unpredictable, you’ll make them uncomfortable and insecure about what’s going to happen next.

[Read: Revenge sex: My own experience and everything I learned from it]

Now that you know how to get revenge the right way, give it a try. Trust me, this is a much better method than lighting their car on fire. Plus, you won’t have a criminal record by the end of it.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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