Sunday, September 26, 2021

Helping our patients to embrace their “opposites” in their “life team”

Have you ever read my posts and wonder, what is this guy talking about?

If yes, then it’s normal. No offence taken. Chances are, you may be my “opposite”.

Although we may speak the same language i.e. English or something else, we perceive and process information differently.

So despite our best efforts to communicate more effectively, there’s always going to be a group of folks who don’t quite speak “our language”. But that is not necessarily a bad thing is it?

Interacting with our “opposites” can definitely be draining and frustrating at times.

But I suspect that it’s necessary to include our “opposites” in our “life team”. Our “opposites” will cover for our blindspots and help us with our own personal development. They give us contrast for our own self understanding.

I am always surrounded by my trusted “opposites” in my personal and work life. They help to cover for my blindspots, and I cover for theirs. They give me insights into their “language”, and I give them insights into mine. We do become more “multilingual” over time.

Do you have trusted “opposites”?

If they annoy or frustrate you, reflect and reframe with the above perspective in mind perhaps.

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