Quiz: Are you ready to accept yourself

Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001
Quiz: Are you ready to accept yourself
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Fri, 10-04-2013 - 9:16pm
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Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001
Fri, 10-04-2013 - 9:32pm

Well almost

 You're on the point of accepting yourselfBefore
You used to go red over the slightest little thing, you apologized for your absent-mindedness and you always made a point of saying sorry if you'd been in a lousy mood.

You'd go to great lengths to hide your shyness  

From now on 
You still make slip-ups, still come across as absent-minded from time to time, still have fits of anger, and still suffer from shyness, but you've now come to realize that that's all part of who you are: take it or leave it.

What you're going to get out of it 
Confidence in yourself. Little slip-ups and blunders will always occur to remind you that you're not perfect but you'll understand that instead of fighting your flaws, it's in your best interests to take them in your stride and accept that they make up your identity.

By working on improving this respect for yourself, you'll garner the respect of other people. 

Expert's advice
"Don't trap yourself into thinking 'I'm like that and that's all there is to it'. Although certain flaws get in the way of harmony in relationships at work and at home, it's important to see how you can work on these flaws. This doesn't mean going back on everything you stand for, it means evolving towards a better you".

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Registered: 01-04-2004
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 3:42pm

i got "you've decided to accept yourself"

Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 1:41pm

Coolmiladyknight

Lucky lady- no wonder you're  happy.pants.

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Registered: 01-04-2004
Fri, 10-11-2013 - 9:10am

lol sorry - i forgot to post the full answer

You've decided to accept yourself 

Before
You could have been absolutely starving but no problem, your lunch break would wait another hour (or three).

You used to dream about spending more time with your other half but you didn't want to rush things.

You were disappointed with a friend's attitude but things worked out alright in the end.

From now on
You've renewed contact with an old friend you've not seen for a while: yourself. Along with your wants, needs, expectations and hopes.

You've come to understand that these things are no less important than the needs and wants of your boss, boyfriend, friend or fellow user of public transport.

Boosted by this discovery, you now refuse to let people walk all over you, and you make it clear that if it's important to you, it's important. Full stop.

What you're going to get out of it

By listening to yourself, you'll learn to pick out what's good for you, and that will push you to provide appropriate answers (choice of friends, lovers, important decisions, etc.)

On top of that, you're (finally) going to be able to let other people make you happy: it's only by knowing what you want that you'll dare to ask for it.

Expert's advice
"Careful, this isn't about imposing your needs on other people, it's about identifying them and expressing them as part of your identity. Subsequently, if the other person doesn't respond correctly, you'll need to assess how far you're prepared to be flexible with this need, without renouncing your identity. And of course, it works both ways: you need to be able to listen and react to the needs of those around you."