A little late for a revelation, I admit it, but recently, I ran smack into the truth that I was quite an over-reactor when it came to slights and insults. While all this time I thought…
- I was pretty mature
- People were wrong when they told me to chill
- Flying off the handle or collapsing into self-pity were legitimate ways to stand up for myself
Being aware of my hot-buttons and their origin (usually my ego) is quite an effective “coolant,” along with apologizing to offended parties, even though it is excruciatingly humiliating to own my pettiness and insecurities.