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!
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