Dee's Blog
Mon 03/03/2008
Where's the Action?
Topic: Making Changes

People are always telling me that I don't understand their feelings.  I'm sure I don't, sometimes.  Not nearly as often as they tell me this, though.

My personality profile is strong in the thinking arena.  I have little tolerance for nonsense.  If something doesn't make sense by textbook proof, I don't have any use for it.  Just give me the facts, please--well, at least first.  Too much like a professor, I'll admit, though it would be nice to have the degrees to go with it. 

That doesn't mean I'm always rational.  Certainly I need to be challenged when I'm not, much more often than I get it.

My downfall, however, is that I may not be as empathetic in my hurry to get myself and others to the facts, where I'm comfortable. 

Recently, I realized that it's really not at all that I do not understand most people's feelings about a lot of things.  Actually, one of my strongest assets in nursing, according to my professors, was that I understood feelings and got people quickly to a practical approach in addressing the problems.

So, I beg to come to my defense.  It's the action or inaction that comes because of the feelings (in other words the resultant behavior) that often has me baffled.  Especially by people who have trouble getting back to the facts.

Posted by Dee Ann Miller at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Mon 03/10/2008 9:08 AM CDT

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