How Being Full of Yourself Isn't Selfish

January 12, 2015 9:51 PM

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When you hear someone say, "You're full of yourself," what comes to mind? Arrogant, uncaring about anyone else, wanting your own way, entitled, SELFISH, are the words that are usually generated. It may come from the childhood messages that many receive: "Don't be too big for your britches." "Who do you think you are?"

Those words are like nails on a chalkboard for this recovering co-dependent caregiver who would NEVER want to be viewed in that way, to the extreme that she would make herself emotionally small and cooperative, charming and sweet, tap dancing for approval, sacrificing her own desires and needs. Dete...

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