What Not to Do when Surprised and Hurt by Someone Else’s Truth

It is a slap in the face when someone says something about us that is not complimentary.

Natural responses:

  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Despair
  • Defensive assault
  • Offensive assault

Useful responses:

  • “Tell me more about that.”
  • “How did I make you feel that way?”
  • “Thank you for your helping me see myself from another perspective.”

We will be more prepared for these “onslaughts of truth” if we remember:

  • How even we have judged others unfairly and without sufficient information
  • Things we haven’t said to others…but wanted to
  • The numerous blind spots we all have
  • Personal growth often causes pain…but is better than being stuck

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4 thoughts on “What Not to Do when Surprised and Hurt by Someone Else’s Truth

  1. This is written so perfectly! Everyone should read this and try to follow it.

  2. Yes we are! I learned a long time ago that when you point your finger at someone, you have three more pointing back at yourself. I truly believe all disputes lead back to the ego, you know, that small thing inside of us that gives us reason for feeling either superior and or inferior to that of another 🙂

  3. LOVING THIS! The last time is hauntingly beautiful…yes…it IS better than being stuck…

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