Often we overlay critical sound bytes onto what is said to us.
Why do we sometimes project this negativity onto what is actually said?
If any of the following fit, they might help explain this phenomena:
Did you grow up with a critical parent?
Have critical teachers in your history?
Do you tend to be judgmental and critical yourself?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
4 Steps to Improving your Emotional Hearing
How can you separate what is actually said from what you hear?
Here are 4 simple steps to take before reacting:
1) Slow it down! Give yourself 3 nice deep breaths before you react.
2) Evaluate! Is the person talking really that mean?
3) Give the benefit of the doubt! Assume nice. Why not?
4) Check it out! If you’re still hearing that scolding voice, ask before you strike back.
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