Are you confident in whom you are? Do you feel good about yourself? Do you consider your strengths and give yourself credit for them? Do you stand your ground? Are you capable?
These are all questions we need to ask ourselves. Answering these questions honestly can be difficult for some. The answers should be unequivocally YES! When we are feeling inadequate or inferior there is usually a cause for it. The only real cause is that we are allowing someone to have that control over us by internalizing these feelings, which in turn give them validity.
We all have people in our lives that seem to push our buttons or rub us the wrong way. It may seem like their mission in life is to make us feel inferior, useless, powerless and even angry. The truth is we have the option of how we will let others affect us. It’s a matter of not giving them any control over us. We all react with certain feelings which are very normal. What we must avoid is allowing those feelings to penetrate our identity.