A belief remains in society that high “self-esteem” equates to healthy ego. Let’s correct that notion. The individual with healthy self-esteem thinks positively because they view themselves as a work in progress. At the other end of the spectrum, the individual with high self-esteem thinks negatively because they view themselves an embodiment of perfection. And that’s unrealistic.
A dialogue on mental health can be addressed from numerous perspectives. We should always indicate that we feel badly for individuals experiencing psychological difficulties. But we’re not expressing ourselves totally if we fail to acknowledge how some of those behaviors affect others. This post is meant to rectify that omission.
Psychology is everywhere and especially in the workplace. After spending so many hours together on a weekly basis, it’s difficult not to observe the varied behaviors. Positive attitudes are a must for every level of an organization. And there’s never enough of them. Unfortunately, there are workers with negative mental default buttons. If we’re completely honest, they take air out of a room. Those behaviors leave us shaking our heads in disbelief, wincing with pain, and with nerves worn out. Some of the issues we may observe are:
And we can’t leave out NPD. Each one of us have known, or knows, individuals with this condition. Which brings us to someone we’ll refer to as Sebastian to protect his identity. He was a new peer. Twenty-six years old, Vice President, brainy and demonstrated his proficiencies. All of us liked him, until he shot himself in the foot. And kept shooting. The following is a series of events.
Sebastian reminds me of a classmate in grade school. He couldn’t govern himself an hour before he was sent down to the principal’s office.
A lighter touch, fragrance of humor, modifying the ego, all could have assisted him greatly before he completed his first employment application.
Did he see it coming that Friday morning when he was introduced to his replacement?
I hope you enjoy the video. Talk with you soon.
It’s stunning the many apologists there are for juveniles with the most deplorable behaviors imaginable. They would have us to believe dangerous adolescents are upstanding citizens who deserve a slap on the back for a job well done. In reality, they’re Poster Children for Bad Behavior, with a high percentage beyond rehabilitation. The apologist community needs to re-configure its thinking: Give accolades to juveniles who’ve earned them.
They have admirable behaviors, strong emotional maturation and intelligence, healthy study skills to excel in academia, enthusiasm about the future, intellectual curiosity, and pleasant dispositions. They’re good people! Any could become the next CEO we read about in business magazines. Regardless of goals, they have attractive standards.
It’s these youths who deserve praise. Not those who disturb the peace of our lives and if given the opportunity, wouldn’t have a second thought about murdering us.
Instead of disparaging voices of reason, and making excuses for negative behaviors, time would be best spent working alongside legislators in establishing alternative schools (and housing) for dangerous juveniles to keep them separated from the law-abiding public.
I look forward to your comments.