Are you SELFISH? And is this a bad thing?
I am sure most of you would agree that we think of selfish people in a bad way, in fact it is often a complaint I hear from clients about their partners behaviour. We can attribute many qualities into the word selfish, such as inconsiderate, arrogance, self obsessed; generally words that we would not want to be used about ourselves.
So to be thought ‘selfish’ is not something we generally want!
And this is where I often come up against resistance when working with clients, because at the route of much unhappiness, is the feeling of no control & lack of confidence, caused by a deeply ingrained need not to be a selfish person. And in the case of girls and women, this gets amplified by the role of care-giver we are encouraged to play from early in life. We give up our own views and desires to appear generous, kind or a team player so as to avoid the selfish tag.
So why do I consider this to be a problem? Continue reading “Are You Selfish?”