For most of my life, I freely gave my power away to anyone who wanted it.
Actually, even if you didn’t want it, I was happy to give it to you anyway.
After doing everything they could to understand as much of the world as possible (which requires a mind of openness), when they see someone who is willfully ignorant or judgmental, they simply can’t handle it, and they won’t tolerate it.
Conversations that invite intellectually stimulating discussion are always welcome, whereas mundane topics of weather and which celebrity is getting married, can leave you feeling frustrated and annoyed.
Chances are, if you have a strong personality, it’s because you’ve had to have one- life throws curveballs, and you’ve learned how to throw them back.
This is especially true when the are concentrating on an important task and someone interrupts with small talk.To be honest, it either sparks an anger inside of you (that you can’t keep silent about), or it makes you want to walk away without saying a word.This might be because most strong-willed people are also highly educated.Case in point: A couple of years ago, I was asked to give a class to a group of “interpersonally challenged” physicians on how to effectively communicate with their nursing staff. Let’s just say that I wasn’t warmly received when I walked into the room.I was greeted with folded arms, rude comments, piercing stares, dismissive sighs, scowling, and eye-rolling that followed every word that came out of my mouth.The sad part of this is that some people don’t even realize that they’re coming off this way.