How To Make Vulnerability Your Ally

Why you should stop putting walls up

Stefania Simon
Minimalist Brain


Photo by Jon Eric Marababol on Unsplash

You have certainly been in at least a few situations that made you feel vulnerable, either in your personal relationships or in a professional context. However, the reaction may vary from being open and expressing yourself to choosing to cope with it on your own and hiding your feelings.

At birth, your biology predisposes you to be profoundly vulnerable, and utterly dependent on those around you so that you can survive. It is only due to later experiences that your perspective of vulnerability becomes altered in adulthood.

Let’s dive deeper into the topic of vulnerability, and let’s find out when it is useful to be vulnerable, and how it can help you build and maintain a fulfilling life and stronger relationships.

What Is Vulnerability?

Biologically speaking, humans are the most vulnerable living thing on the face of the planet. Unlike other living creatures, we have no fur, claws, or fangs, we aren’t resistant to extreme cold or intense heat, we don’t have the longest life expectancy, and are not the strongest, nor the fastest.

Unfortunately, nowadays people adopt a mindset that prevents them from displaying their vulnerability because it might make them seem weak.