I want to spend just a couple of more days on the “hurt feelings, being offended” subject. I hope you’ve gotten a lot from the comments that people have left. You guys are wise!
Next I want to discuss your reactions when your feelings are hurt. When you’re offended do you become a stuffer (you hide your feelings and pretend that you’re not hurt)? Or are you a screamer, a door-slammer, or maybe you throw things? Or do you just shut down, try to keep from feeling anything, and become cold, detached and withdrawn?
You know you react in some form. It’s a natural response. Let’s learn to recognize it.
I’ll go first.
I just shut down. My reaction is to pull back and not talk, smile or interact.
So? How do you react to being hurt and offended?