poor girl, looks like she’s getting the finger-pointing of a lifetime. that guy looks like a jerk with his huge sideburns and pointy-finger. can’t he see that the girl has her hand on her head and the other on her hip? geez, he’s really in her face.
i admit one of my biggest flaws is not being very assertive. it has always been very difficult for me to make decisions and to speak up and to take action at times. and a lot of that, i realize, has to do with how i fear people view me. which is ironic because my inaction also makes me fear how people view me.
now, lately, i feel like i have been working on this. and i think a lot of that has to do with attending a liberal seminary. slowly i’m beginning to find my voice that i didn’t know i had. i think one indication of this is that i’ve actually tackled some confrontation head-on. i even surprised myself how readily i was willing to confront someone.
to specify more, i’ve always held resentment whenever i felt like people took advantage of me. i’m pretty laid-back and always willing to help anyone who needs it, but sometimes it can definitely work against me when i get into situations that i end up disregarding my own needs and time. but lately, i’ve been trying to speak up and say something before i harbor that resentment in until i blow up (which doesn’t sound healthy at all, does it?)
i feel like i’m taking steps (although small, slow steps) towards working on this flaw of mine, which is more than i can say i’ve done in the past. so how do people work on their character flaws?