In a situation where someone says no thanks, it may not necessarily mean that the person is trying to reject you.
The person may not just be in a good mood at that particular time to accept. But if someone says no thanks to you, how do you reply?
That is what I will explain in this article, I will share the best 20 ways you can reply to someone who tells you ‘’No Thanks”.
It is important you know how to reply to someone when you get in a situation like this. This article is the guide that you need.
20 Best Responses To No Thanks
- Ok, no problem
- But why?
- Did I offend you?
- But it is not bad to take things from strangers
- You do not trust me?
- If that is ok with you, I am ok with it
- But you do not need to be harsh about your response
- Maybe you are not in a good mood, I will wait for you to recover
- Trust me, it is not harmful
- At least, believe me for once
- You need more time to ponder
- Don’t you think you should not conclude too quickly?
- Do I ask again?
- You are too rigid, you should loosen up a bit
- You will not die, try it for once
- You will like it, try it
- It is ok, I am not offended
- Well, it is your choice,
- I respect that, good luck!
- You are a cool person, but I understand your perspective
Ok, no problem
This is a simple way of moving on, if the person said no thank you and you do not want to ask further questions, you can simply say “ok no problem”.
This reply shows that you do not care to ask more questions about why the person said no, you just want to go with the flow.
If you are the type of person that does not like to bother people too much when they reject you or your offer, you can use this reply. It helps to avoid too much questioning.
This is a reply you can use if you want to know why the person said no. It could be that the person has not rejected you or your offer before and then all of a sudden the person started to reject you.
In a situation like this, you may need to know why the person is rejecting you. That is why you need to ask why? If the person replies, then you would know the reason why.
Ask, if you feel the need to. But if you do not feel the need to, then you may not need to.
Did I offend you?
Maybe the person is saying no because you offended him. Sometimes, you can offend someone without you knowing. That is why you need to know if that is the reason why the person is rejecting you.
If there is anything you did you can try apologizing to the person if you did something wrong. This reply will help bring peace as well.
But it is not bad to take things from strangers
It could be that you both are strangers and you are trying to offer the person something and then the person is rejected just because the person is not familiar with you.
If that is the situation, you can tell the person that it is not bad to take things from strangers.
But for the person to believe you, you need to show the person that you are not harmful or that you do not have any ulterior motive.
You do not trust me?
Maybe the person does not trust you. It is not just about the person being familiar with you. Sometimes, people do not trust you if they do not like you.
Ask if the person does not trust you and let the person tell you why too.
That way, the person will be able to let you know why he does not trust you and if that was why he said no.
If that is ok with you, I am ok with it
This shows that you do not want to prolong it at all and you are comfortable with it if the person says no.
You do not want to ask any more questions because you feel that there is no need for that since the person has already said it.
Maybe you are not the type that loves to push people to accept you after they must have rejected you before.
But you do not need to be harsh about your response
You should use this response only if the person said no in a harsh way. That way, you will be able to confront the person why he said no in such a harsh way.
Tell the person in your reply that he does not need to be harsh and he can say no to you without being so harsh about it or without making the person feel dejected.
Maybe you are not in a good mood, I will wait for you to recover
It could be that the person rejected you because he was not in a good mood at that time. That is why you need to ask the person if he was in a good mood then and if that was the reason why the person said no.
You can go further to ask if you can wait for the person to recover, maybe he could accept.
Trust me, it is not harmful
Maybe the person said no because he thought what you wanted to offer was harmful. In your reply, let the person believe that you are not harmful and you do not have any intentions to harm the person in any way.
Maybe the person will start to trust you and accept what you have to offer.
At least, believe me for once
It could be that you both have known each other for a while and the person has never believed you or what you have to say for once. In a situation like this, what you can do is tell the person to believe you at least once.
Then the person can give you a second chance, he could believe you and say yes. That will determine if the person will give you listening ears next time. This is a good reply that you can give at all times.
You need more time to ponder
Some people need time to think well before they make a decision on something. This could be the situation that the person is.
That is why you need to reply in this way, tell the person that you will give him time to think about it, maybe he can change his mind.
It could be that the person does not even know that he also needs time to think about it too before he can give a good reply. This reply works only if you know the person will rather think about it before giving you a good reply.
Don’t you think you should not conclude too quickly?
Maybe the person said no without hesitating. The person must have made a decision too fast. In your reply, you can tell the person to not make decisions too quickly and that he should take his time before giving you a reply.
It could be that the person just said no without thinking well about it. Ask if the person needs to think about it first.
Do I ask again?
It is possible you asked the person at the wrong time and the person said no just because it was not the right time to ask.
It happens. In a situation like this, you can ask the person when will be a good time for you to ask.
That way, you will be able to know the right time for you to ask and hope to get positive feedback from the person.
You are too rigid, you should loosen up a bit
The person must have said no to you because he is too rigid. You need to draw his attention to this. Some people are so rigid that they are not open to trying new things. If that is the case, let the person know that he is too rigid.
Maybe he will start to change and he will see reasons why he needs to try new things and loosen up a bit. Once you let him know this, he will consider what you said and see sense in it.
You will not die, try it for once
The person could be so scared of trying things, especially things that he has not tried before. In a situation like this, tell the person in a sarcastic way that he will not die and that he should try it for once.
Remind the person to try new things for once and that he will not die or that nothing will happen to him. That way, the person will be more open to trying new things without the fear of getting hurt.
You will like it try it
Maybe you are trying to offer the person something good and you know full well that when the person tries it, he will definitely love it.
That way, the person will be tempted to give it a try. If the person said no before, he may change his mind and say yes.
This is because you have convinced the person that he will love it if he says yes. That way, the person will be more convinced to change his mind and say yes.
It is ok, I am not offended
This is a way of saying that you are not offended by the person’s rejection. Some people feel rejected when someone tells them no or when they get rejected. In your reply, let the person know that you are not offended and that everything is ok.
That way, the person will know that you did not take the rejection personally.
Well, it is your choice
Whatever reply the person gives you, is his choice. If the person tells you no, you need to reply to the person and let him know that it is a choice and you may not be able to have control over the decision that he makes.
That way, he will respect anything you say to him and you will show that you are not interested in changing the person’s mind.
I respect that, good luck!
This reply is simple and short. Just let the person know that you respect his decision if he says no and you wish him good luck as well. This is a simple and short reply that you can give.
It also shows that you wish the person all the best even if the person rejected you in the first place, you still wish the person good luck.
You are a cool person, but I understand your perspective
This reply shows that you understand that the person is cool and fun to be and that you understand the perspective he is coming from if he chooses to say no or reject you. That way, you both still remain friends.
This is a good approach because in some situations when someone rejects you, you may not want to be friends with that person because you felt rejected and you do not understand the person’s perspective.
When someone rejects you, you do not always need to get offended or even find fault in the person. Sometimes, it is just the person’s choice based on how he is feeling at that moment.
The best you can do is to reply in a wise way that does not show aggression. Depending on the request and how important it is, sometimes you may need to find out why the person said no.
And in some situations too, you may not need to ask too many questions.