Mirror Mirror on the Wall - Who's the Most Irritating One of All?

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I'm sure you've heard it said that the people that irritate us the most are the ones who expressing the same qualities that we have! Hmm......

No wonder our own family can be so annoying - we see ourselves in them! And I guess that goes to say, the see themselves in us!

 

                                           

 

Its probably not always true, but what an opportunity for growth if we can be alert to the possibility. We all know its easier to change ourselves then to change someone else!

So for example, we're working with this person who's a total pain in the butt......they whine, complain and are control freaks. Drive you crazy? Well.........chances are good we might be carrying some of those same traits ourselves...

Now maybe not at work........but...ever notice how we're often different at work then we are at home?.......Different settings and different relationships seem to bring out the different faces of Eve!

 

                                   

(and Adam)... Ok so maybe we don't complain at work, (maybe there's already someone else in the office wearing that hat)

                                              

 

 but...maybe we're used to being in control at home.......so it pisses us off when we're not in control at work. Its true isn't it?

In many ways human nature isn't all that complex.......we share many of the same traits, stresses, triggers......so by being aware of what irritates us about others can give us some pretty keen insight about ourselves. Being 'conscious' of those irritants can if we let it, be almost like a system of checks and balances for ourselves.......We see what we don't like, and then can start the process of weeding out those traits in ourselves.

                         

The opposite can also be true.........we see something we like in someone else - and we can let it be a source of inspiration ...and dare I say....imitation?

                                                                                                 

Moral of the story.....?  Maybe we'd be a little more blind to our sources of irritation, if we were a little more aware.........?  And maybe take a breath and count to TEN! 

                                                                    

 

 

  

                                             

 

If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.     

Copyright © 2009 By Liz Moras, All Rights Reserved. All information provided by this author is only an opinion, it is not guaranteed, may be based on information collected from several sources, and may be time sensitive.  It is not necessarily representative of the opinions of Landmark Realty Chwk. Ltd..   

                               

 

 

                  

 

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Cathy Lee
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Very great analogy and good post.  Thank you for this post!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Jul 12, 2008 06:12 PM #15
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Steven L. Smith
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Liz,

You could have put in a picture of you looking in a mirror too, reflection coming back....now that would be a funny one. I liked the blog and it is full of truths.

Jul 13, 2008 04:10 AM #16
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Cathy -Thanks for visiting AND commenting :-)

Jul 13, 2008 11:45 AM #17
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Steven:  I actually thought that one with snow white was the mirror looking at yourself - that was the idea anyhow - but I guess ...hmmm who the heck is the Queen Mother talking too in the mirror?  lolwyee

Jul 13, 2008 11:47 AM #18
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Jesse Barron, REALTOR® - Real Estate Made Easy™ in Anne Arundel County, MD
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My mother and I drive each other bonkers.  It's because we both have the same exact personality.

We learned by my 19th birthday that we could be best friends as long as we did not have to live together.

At the same time, we get each other's humor like nobody else.  Sometimes, we can sit for an entire half hour laughing at each other on the phone and yet we've only said four words.

Jul 13, 2008 11:51 AM #19
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Jesse - Are you partners too?  Thats kind of neat, and crazy at the same time........My boyfriend are like that.......drive each other crazy by the very things/traits wehave ourselves!  And we're NOT family!  :-)

Jul 13, 2008 11:59 AM #20
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Sylvie Conde
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Liz, your Mother and your Daughter must be great .... great personality, decent person, good hearted, funny ... :)  ... my son, however, tends to be a sarcastic little pr*ck, sometimes. I wonder who he takes after ... :-D
Jul 13, 2008 12:19 PM #21
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Sylvie:  Sylvie, sylvie...you are what I'm starting to think is a newly found 'soul' mate, !  Roses and pears can be 'prickly'......but what is more divine then a Rose?  :-)

Jul 13, 2008 12:23 PM #22
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Not sure if you got my email, your email seems to be bouncing. Yes get the v570. It is still the best. My agent got the 24mm pentax and now regrets it. Look at my blog for the most recent HOW TO get that camera.

Jul 14, 2008 08:44 AM #23
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thanks Frank....I'll get back to you by e-mail...:-)'

Jul 14, 2008 11:06 AM #24
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Peter Nikic
Broad & Bailey Realty LLC - Valhalla, NY

Liz, interesting, no wonder I hate mirrors :-) good point. The older I get, the more I begin to rationalize in this way. when I was younger, I would judge too quickly . . . that's not good.

Jul 14, 2008 11:50 AM #25
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Liz Moras Migic
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Peter - thanks for dropping by!  Yes aging has some benefits doesn't it? smile........patience, forgiveness, understanding, patience, patience.....

Jul 14, 2008 12:45 PM #26
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Mara Hawks
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Very enjoyable post, and I love your pictures!

Jul 14, 2008 03:27 PM #27
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Liz Moras Migic
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Mara:  Thanks for visiting!  :-)...

Jul 14, 2008 04:30 PM #28
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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I remember first hearing this theory and thought "bunk" ... then... well, my goodness, I discovered it's pretty true.

Jul 15, 2008 05:24 PM #29
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Liz Moras Migic
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Hey Chuck - Amazing how we get smarter when we get older huh?l:-))

Jul 15, 2008 07:19 PM #30
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I also noticed how amazing it is that the older I get the less I remember. Which could be a smart thing too! :-)

Jul 19, 2008 07:46 AM #31
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chuck -    Ohhhhh..........O.K.....I'll call it 'smart'.........i've been thinking they're 'menomoments...'..:-)

Jul 19, 2008 07:50 AM #32
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Deb Brooks
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Liz, what you say is so true. It would make sense then that opposites would attract? At the same time one feels comfortable with a person right off the bat because they have the same traits and interests. It's confusing. I love my family till they act like me! Ooops?

Thanks for the great post. Later in the rain~Deb

Jul 19, 2008 08:05 AM #33
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Liz Moras Migic
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It is confusing............how we can be drawn both by similarities and differences..........now if I could get that concoction sorted out in the property porportion I might have better luck in my relationships!  (romantic ones)  grin

Jul 19, 2008 02:43 PM #34
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