Jon Aquino's Mental Garden

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Friday, November 26, 2004

Recently I asked H_____ for permission to do something, and she =
responded with "Why?", curtly and suspiciously I thought. I felt angry =
because my needs for trust, respect, and support were not getting met.

She probably felt wary and suspicious because she wanted to make sure =
her needs for competence and efficiency would get met.

The next time this cerebral, Jackal tension happens, I will step back =
and try to connect with the person via feelings and needs. Once we =
connect, then we will resume looking at the issue.

We need to remember that we are human beings, not machines.


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