Have you ever wondered why? When someone behaves a certain way that makes you cringe, have you ever pondered why that might be? Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, made this observation: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

You might be thinking, uhhh I’m pretty sure this dumdum IS my problem. They just bug the shit out of me and I don’t want to be around them. End of story.

To that I would say do your thing. It’s a free country. We are allowed to protect our energy.

But I wouldn’t say that denying yourself a chance to look within for some real, honest, self-reflection is protecting your energy.

It sounds more like protecting your ego.

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