|12-12-2006, 11:55 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Heightened awareness when starting new relationships
Has anyone noticed themselves emphasizing their better traits when meeting someone new? I've been making a new friend via email recently and caught myself trimming off my more negative traits. I consider honesty a virtue and was a bit ashamed to discover this going on.
What it did highlight for me was how sharing your own perspective on yourself with someone else can heighten your self-awareness. I found the sharing process caused me to re-examine my values and realise what they actually meant to me. It's like introducing a new person with different tastes, values and thoughts into my life caused me to re-orient my perspective.
I think the desire to like and be liked by said friend put my reactive/judemental mind on hold while learning about their life and sharing mine. Have any of you noticed this phenomena in action?
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Raising Awareness and the "gap"||calicles||Spirituality, Consciousness, & Awareness||23||12-14-2006 10:33 PM|
|Delaying kids while starting a business.||Dwane J.||Business & Financial||7||11-29-2006 10:00 AM|
|Polyamory, Open Relationships, Swinging and Living Consciously||JoaquinFox||Social & Relationships||7||11-16-2006 09:58 AM|
|Breaking old social relationships||Token||Social & Relationships||4||11-06-2006 08:52 PM|
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:46 PM.