What do you mean, I'm defensive?
June 30, 2010 9:29 PM Subscribe
How can I not react so defensively to things?
posted by Polgara to Human Relations (8 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Lately, I've noticed that I can be very defensive about things. I work in a high paced office environment. When I'm at work and someone asks about a project or such, I immediately try to explain myself or go into this long detail. Even if someone makes a joke about something, I'll sometimes take it too seriously and go into these long explanations.
So the question is, how can I work on not being so defensive about things? How can I just learn to relax and not fire something back? I'm just wondering if anyone had any tips or help. Thanks.