Too much

I am constantly reminded that not everyone is as outgoing and friendly and upbeat as me.  I get picked on for it (sometimes jokingly, sometimes seriously). I try to remind myself that it’s okay to be different when people make those comments. Every person is some sort of “too much”: too quiet or too talkative, too temperamental, too high-strung, too judgmental, too religious, too angry, too bawdy, too laid back, and so on. I believe these “too” statements have to do with the person on the receiving end feeling out of control or overwhelmed. On occasion, it never hurts to temper my personality for others–especially when I’m at work. But I have to guard against being someone I’m not. Eventually that sort of behavior will make a person miserable. So be yourself, and just remember that being who you are might not jive with other people all the time. And that isn’t your fault (unless you’re hurting them in some way). It’s the nature of being an individual, and it’s what keeps life interesting!

 

© Be Nice. Creator and Be Nice.(somethingsonice.wordpress.com), 2008-2009.

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One thought on “Too much

  1. One of my coworkers made a comment about me: she has a thing about kindness. I certainly do! I really liked this post because I also have noticed that sometimes people react negatively to even the words: kindness, compassion, nice. I’m a believer that negativity spreads…but the best part is that on the flip side of that: kindness spreads too! And because it’s more fun, it spreads further. Keep up the great work you are doing here on this blog. Ann

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