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I do agree that low self-esteem and guilt can make some a work martyr, but I also think there is another type of work martyr as well. The person who defines themselves by work but doesn’t see themselves as a victim at all.
When I was working in the corporate world and in Academia I could tick off several of your boxes.
Melody Wilding, LMSW Such an important subject, and one that is all to easy to fall into. I find two things help me;
When people are irritating or annoying it is always more about you than it is about them. There was a guy at work that really annoyed me, and as a result my behavior in meetings in which he participated reflected poorly on me. Finally, I took a hard look at what I was annoyed about. Of course it was some issue with me. I was able to reconcile my…