Picture yourself driving around in a new city with someone close to you. Someone like a spouse, partner, family member or friend. You’re not at all familiar with the roads. You’ve followed your partner’s directions and you’ve ended up lost. What is your most likely response?
A. “Hey, I thought you knew how to get there!”
B. “No worries. This has been a fun drive. Let’s figure out the right way together.”
C. “I should have been paying attention. I thought we took a wrong turn back there but I didn’t want to say anything. This is partially my fault.”
What do your answers indicate?
If your answer was more like A, you tend not to be a forgiving person. You might tend to assign responsibility to others and not take accountability when things go wrong. You tend to be a stern leader and dislike being inconvenienced.
If your answer was B, you tend to be a little more easygoing. You consider the people in your life equal to yourself and you’re ready to tolerate mistakes. You firmly understand the golden rule: treat others as you’d like to be treated.
If your answer resembled C, you tend to be self-accusatory and may bend over backwards to accommodate the people in your life. Your relationships may be sweet but there may be insecurity just underneath the surface of it all.
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