Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Identity and Others.”
Next week’s topic will be “Identity and Needs.”
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- We limit ourselves and our potential to form great relationships when we judge people based on their appearances and on their relationships with others. We are all multifaceted individuals and should maintain relationships that serve different aspects of our personalities. Being open to receive what life has to offer by way of new relationships stems from one’s ability to choose a nonjudgmental path in life.
- Building a strong relationship is important to your own personal identity. Foster strong, positive interpersonal connections that build you up as a person and inspire you to do the same for your romantic partner.
- Our attitudes are contagious. When interacting with someone in a bad mood be strong in character, compassionate and engage in active listening. Those simple acts of kindness might be enough to help that person better manage concerns and help you from feeling weighed down. Sometimes listening is better than trying to help the other person solve the issue.
4. How We Trust
- We perceive trust in the same manner we give trust. A person who has difficulty trusting others may struggle with accepting trust from others. Conversely, a trusting individual may not understand mistrust from others. Be mindful of your own misconceptions regarding self-worth and other’s perceptions of you. A person’s perception of self-worth becomes his or her reality. Approach the concept of trust in relationships with an open mind and look at each situation as a new experience.
The Insight— Image may not be everything, but it certainly does a lot to influence identity. Our identity is based largely on our relationships with others and how others see us. People can only discern who we are based on our actions and what they see in us. Therefore, it is vital that we depict an image of ourselves that is true to who we are and who we want to be. We cannot expect to please everybody with who we are, but as long as we stick to our values and morals, we will be satisfied with our own identities and will form healthy lasting relationships with those who appreciate our genuine character.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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