A series of the Top 5 Bad Behaviours, to ID for ourselves as well as in others so as to improve ourselves as well as highlighting them in others so as to aid in avoiding Predators as those who partake of these Bad Behaviours will be more willing to cause Harm intentionally without regard. So, over the next few weeks I will post a snippet talking about these bad behaviours and what can be done to short circuit or correct it. As always, please feel free to leave comments below.
1. Guilt Tripping. The guilt tripper uses not-so-subtle strategies to let others know they aren’t happy about something. When things don’t go your way, you say or do things to try to make others feel bad about their choices or actions, instead of talking it out and learning from mistakes or situations. Instead, Learn to accept that not everything will go your way. Other people are entitled to make choices that you may not like. Ask for what you want, express your needs positive manner and accept disappointments graciously. Another part of this is Poor listening. The age of distraction has led to an erosion of good listening skills. We type on the computer and talk to our children without looking at them. We answer cell phones during conversations or meal times. We text while socializing with real, live people. We look past the person we are speaking with to see if who else is nearby. We are disengaged from really hearing what others have to say to us. To combat that, remove distractions when you are speaking to someone. Turn off or step away from electronic devices. Practice deep listening by making eye contact, reflecting back to the speaker what you heard, and acknowledging the feelings or ideas conveyed with the use of full sentences.