Not everyone has the same care or compassion as we do. When you encounter an insensitive person, this is how you can protect yourself.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In this life we encounter all types of people. Some of them are lovely and bring all kinds of value and benefit to our lives. Others, however, can a bit more challenging to deal with. Negative and insensitive people can make our emotional lives extremely difficult. Their bites and barbs wound us, and can erode our self-esteem if we don’t take care to protect ourselves and our personal wellbeing.

Who are the insensitive people in your life? How does their behavior affect or derail the way in which you go about your day (and your happiness)? It’s time to be honest with yourself, and in that honesty discover better ways to protect yourself and set better boundaries. Insensitive people are everywhere. While we can never escape them fully, we can learn how to build the right walls and establish an undeniable self-confidence which can’t be denied or disrupted. …

It’s not always easy to identify an insincere apology, but it’s one of the most important skills you will ever master.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In life (and our relationships) we encounter hardships with others which challenge the bonds we share. Connections build, and then they break down. We make mistakes and we become divided over a number of issues, behaviors, and beliefs. We come back together, though, through resolution and apology. Not all apologies carry the same weight, however. For some, the fake apology is a means of manipulation and shirking the responsibility of change.

Are you getting an authentic apology from the person that you love? Or are you getting something far more thin and superficial? True apologies require us to weigh out our behavior and to confront the parts we play in conflict and misunderstanding. Without that, we are doing little more than manipulating the situation and insulating ourselves from the hard emotional work of making amends with the people we’re supposed to love and respect. …

We have to grow if we want to achieve the life we’ve dreamed of. Stop delaying your growth so you can become the person you were meant to be.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In this life we are confronted with a number of different situations and experiences which test and define who we are. Some of these experiences are deep and rewarding, while some are challenging and painful. The one thing that they all have in common is that they contribute to our growth as people, partners, and friends. By denying this growth (or running from it) you can find yourself lost and without purpose or joy.

You’ve got to stop delaying the growth your life is craving so badly. Happiness and inspiration are driving you forward, but you have to have the courage to follow where they lead. By delaying this growth, we are delaying the futures and the lives that we dream of. Fulfillment is out there waiting for us, but it’s a destination in a long journey of action. …

About

E.B. Johnson, NLP-MP

NLP Master Practitioner, Writer and Entrepreneur. I write about relationships, psychology and the growth mindset. Founder @ Dragr LLC. 📱: about.me/EBJohnson

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