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“Feeling comfortable in my own skin makes me feel confident.” ~Jess Glynne~
It’s hard to feel comfortable in your skin, let alone confident, when family members, friends, partners and strangers rub away your protective layers with their insecurities, expectations and regret.
I am finding accepting people for who they are makes me comfortable and confident in my skin. In doing so, I am able to control my emotions in the moment, talk out my emotions with myself on the drive to wherever, rub salve on my wounds, and determine the degree of separation needed to heal from the encounter.
Funny part is “people” aren’t always to blame. I rarely prep myself for interactions with “people”, I mean for the most part I know these “people”. I know the perception they have of me, the one-sided, unrealistic, picture perfect perception they’ve created in their minds. How unfair is it to have to prepare ourselves for interaction with “people” based on their perceptions? Super unfair.
Shit, do I see myself as confident, fearless and strong? Yes, but not to a level in which I expect people to be intimidated. I-N-T-I-M-I-D-A-T-I-ON! Yes, hunty. That word has been used by my partner and associate to explain why certain “people” respond to me in the manner they do. If I could watch myself interact with people, I’d have a better understanding, is it my body language, face expression, choice of words or a combination of it all?
It’s probably a combination of it all.