People at work, neighbors, friends, and family expect to see what they think is normal for each of us. When I feel someone is expecting something from me, I back off and look at the situation and the overall picture. I spent too many years trying to be what other people wanted me to be and during the past five years I have been on an amazing adventure while getting to know myself.
From Emotional Intelligence:
"Emotional honesty means expressing your true feelings. To be able to be emotionally honest we must first be emotionally aware. This emotional awareness is related to our emotional intelligence. It is our emotional intelligence which gives us the ability to accurately identify our feelings."
"If we are more emotionally honest with ourselves we will get to know our "true selves" on a deeper level. This could help us become more self-accepting. It could also helps us make better choices about how to spend out time and who to spend it with.
If we are emotionally honest with others, it may encourage them to be more emotionally honest. When we are emotionally honest we are more likely not to be asked or pressured to do things which we do not want to do. We will also find out sooner who respects our feelings."
One of the characteristics I admire about my sweet boyfriend is that he is the same everywhere, with everyone.
He doesn't put on an act. He isn't trying to impress anyone. He is open and sincere and genuine. And honest.
"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."Quote by Walter Anderson