What Triggers You

After many years of self-reflection, I know that I am deeply triggered when someone cuts me off during a discussion. It has happened to me many times that I’ll be having a difficult conversation with someone. The person expresses his or her opinion and, right when I am about to respond, he or she says to me, “I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to hear what you have to say.”

I realize that this triggers me because I feel like a little girl again. As a child, I often felt like people were blowing me off and weren’t really listening to what I had to say because I was a child. To me, this is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever felt because I know my worth. I know my words matter and I deserve to be heard.

I am also really triggered when I feel like someone is giving me orders. I can remember being a child and saying emphatically, “You don’t tell me what to do.” I’m sure there is an embarrassing home video somewhere. I guess it’s the Sagittarius in me that loves her freedom and sense of independence. I’m working on it because there are certain situations where I need to do what I am being told.

Now it’s your turn. Comment below and let me know what triggers you and how you handle it.

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