The greater the reaction to an incident, a comment, a perceived slight. The more one needs to look at what insecurity button is being pushed.
There’s always a story to be told in one’s actions, words, and behavior.
When you’re on the receiving end, deciphering is the hard part. And I don’t always think we need to decipher it. Usually we just need to understand that often what’s happening isn’t about us or the situation at hand, that there is a story going on that we aren’t privy to. And sometimes that’s all we need to know.
And on the flip-side, when you are the person reacting, how do you deal with yourself in those moments? People often think they are being their true selves in those emotions, telling it like it is. Only they aren’t? They are just showing how insecure they are. Which once again is about the story we tell ourselves and ultimately the story we end up telling the world.