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What do people really think of you?

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I've noticed that people who are overly concerned with approval assume that other people will think them 'a terrible person' or 'a loser' if they say or do something that isn't somehow right.

But most people don't make heavily judgmental decisions about other people based on a few words or even actions.

Constantly worrying that someone else is inwardly going to condemn you as an 'awful person' is overestimating the 'black or whiteness' of other people's perceptions of you.

I might sometimes be baffled or surprised (or assume I have misunderstood them) when someone says or does something, but I rarely conclude: 'She/he is a terrible person!'

As we know, generally good people can do bad things. If you're around people who do make blanket, negative, and premature assessments of you based on a few words or actions, then you need to remember that is all about them - not you.

And you might want to reconsider your choice of companions!

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To your balanced views,


Published by mark.tyrrell November 25th, 2015 in