Have you ever walked away from a conversation asking yourself why the other person makes you feel so inferior?
The sassy first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, once said “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
And while typically I agree with her wise words, sometimes you can’t help but get beat down when someone repeatedly speaks to you as though you are inferior.
Communication is so important in everyday life because how we speak to others influences our relationships, our results at work, and our overall mood. You can walk away from a conversation uplifted, or torn down.
After experiencing someone who uses negative language and tones with me on a daily basis, it’s hard to want to go back to the situation and continue to try your best. But what we can learn from these experiences is how important it is to treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
I want to make people feel more uplifted after they speak with me, as though the conversation was a refresher. They should leave my presence feeling better than when they entered it.
People forget what we say to them and what we do to them, but they never forget how we make them feel.