And so is everyone else. The question is: how do you want to relate to your weirdness?

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Embrace your weirdness. Image by Sarah Richter / Pixabay

“I’m so ashamed of even thinking this. Am I weird?” My coaching client looks at me, desperate for reassurance. “Yes,” I tell her. “But the good news is, so is everyone else. So the question is: how do you want to relate to your weirdness?”

I often have a hard time relating to my own weird thought patterns. I hate it when I’m needlessly jealous, impatient or competitive. And truth be told, my husband isn’t especially fond of my jealousy, impatience or competition either, especially when it’s focused on him.

So early on in our relationship, we intuitively developed a method to talk about our respective weird tendencies as if they were characters that are living inside our head and sabotage us. Let me introduce you to my most persistent character to explain what I mean. …

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