Help me be sure of myself.
December 6, 2011 7:58 PM Subscribe
I am easily swayed by others' opinions. I am easily encouraged by encouraging words and discouraged by discouraging words. Please help me be sure of myself.
posted by bobobox to human relations (15 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
I think maybe this is because I can easily see the other peoples' points of views?
This causes difficulties when I am unsure of something because I can be easily swayed by the person I am talking to at the moment but my feelings can change depending on who I am talking to.
This has been bothering me in particular lately because I'm trying to make a large decision in my life. I have talked to various people about this decision because I am unsure/want to know more about pros and cons/etc. Last week I spoke to someone who was very encouraging. I was excited and encouraged. This week I spoke to someone who had a lot of discouraging things to say and I feel very discouraged. They both have valid points.
But this issue of mine is not limited to this instance. How do I know how I really feel about something? How can I be more sure of myself?
(I should note, there are things that I have very strong opinions about but this issue has more to do with the things I am unsure of.)