An understanding of ourselves

By: Mary Parker

When you stop to examine why you’re upset with someone, you may discover that the thing that most irritates you about them is the very thing you are doing yourself.

For example, if you notice someone always interrupts when you talk, is it something you may also do?

Do you become annoyed when someone won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and is that something you have caught yourself doing? Do you find certain drivers annoy you intensely, only to find you are doing something similar?

Those who irritate us most can be our hidden treasures – they are the ones who help us to grow as they challenge us, through the behaviours that most irritate us, to see similar behaviours in ourselves.

What might you see if you looked inward when someone does something irritating, to see what is going on within yourself?

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