27 August 2014
We’ve all felt misunderstood at some point or another. I’ve blogged before about the impossibility of pleasing everybody all of the time, but what happens when somebody gets you all wrong? How do you let other people’s comments affect you?
I think the key word here is ‘let’, as we do have a choice in how we react to the things that happen in our lives. It might be somebody else driving it, but you are completely in control of how you interact with any given situation.
In my experience, it really helps to take a moment and step back so you can try to come at the problem from more than one angle. Sometimes people form opinions based on very little information, and if we were all honest with ourselves, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all made snap judgements in the past.
However, when it is someone else who has misjudged you, is it your responsibility to try and change their minds? Personally, I think the best thing you can do is to continue being yourself; it’s an old adage but actions do speak louder than words. Don’t let somebody else’s opinion of you become a reality.