Respecting Others' Boundaries Is The Mature Thing To Do

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Morning KoalaIn working with clients or dealing with friends, always a good policy to

Respect Others' Boundaries Cause It Is The Mature Thing To Do.

We build rapport with people as we know them better and earn trust. But inevitably if you naturally are a too much information sharing kind of person yourself with them or just a highly curious "busy body" even kind of person you almost expect reciprocity of answers to your questions.

Not only is this not polite but you are disrespecting another person's boundaries that maybe they have told you all they want to tell you about something, so like my Koala bear inching forward to grab another eucalyptus leaf,

 MAYBE IT IS TIME TO BACKOFF.

 

 

Sharing needs to be tested where you drop shields and if they don't correspond dropping some more of their shields either they are inherently a more closed person than you, or you have hit the limit of their divulging to you.

This is all about RESPECT. Read adults well, children or your partner, significant other, or spouse are a different matter with a "need to know." Don't push boundaries.

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Sharon Lee
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Respect Others' Boundaries Cause It Is The Mature Thing To Do!! MAYBE IT IS TIME TO BACKOFF!! .

Good thinking.

Mar 31, 2013 08:16 AM #1
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Jill Sackler
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I also like the way you phrased that - cause it's the mature thing to do. There's really no other explanation necessary. It is what it is.

Mar 31, 2013 08:18 AM #2
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Hannah Williams
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you must be reading my mind

Mar 31, 2013 08:59 AM #3
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John Mosier
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Gary, you make a good point with this post. However, if a potential client has boundaries that keep me from communicating with me effectively that is a problem for me. I will walk from a listing or from a prospective Buyer if they will not be direct with me.

Mar 31, 2013 10:07 AM #4
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Sondra Meyer:
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Gary....the picture is too cute. 

Sometime the best thing a friend can do is back off for a bit.  Good advice. 

Mar 31, 2013 11:41 AM #5
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William Feela
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We need to remember how we feel when we get invaded.  Treat others like we WANT to be treated.

Mar 31, 2013 12:04 PM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
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The key word here is respect. If we respect others then we are more likely to get respect back.

Mar 31, 2013 12:51 PM #7
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Joanna Cohlan
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Even young children need to respect people's boundaries-and they are personal so it takes time to understand where each person draws a line-so go slowly so that these lines are not violated!

Apr 01, 2013 10:31 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Good advice for all of us.  Anger can quickly lead to needless crossing of boundaries.

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Gary,

This is excellent advice for all of us...don't push the boundaries!!

Apr 01, 2013 04:34 PM #10
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