Have you ever encountered a person with a prickly personality? Maybe they’re self-centered, quick-tempered, impatient, or maybe they’ve got a “quirk” that grates on your nerves…
The thing that jams a thorn in my side is someone who’s in a perpetual state of gloom and doom; whose cup is always half empty:
Look at that rainbow!
Yea, but it rained.
You won the lottery!
Yea, but think of the taxes.
When I encounter a person who rubs me the wrong way, I know it’s time to take a good hard look in the mirror. And while I’d like to think I’m always sweet, loving, kind, and thoughtful—that’s simply not the case.
As an extremely high energy person, I tend to talk with my hands and either bounce my knee or kick my foot when sitting (the human version of wagging a tail). Oh my gosh, what if I’m the prickly person’s prickly person?!
What’s it like to be on the receiving end of you?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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