Being patronised, or having my intelligence insulted….. is something I am very used to. It’s been happening, since I was a child.
Since developing far healthier self esteem over the last few years, I have realised, my intelligence & my empathy capacity, were the very strengths I have – that abusive, toxic or unhealthy people needed to attack the most…. So I wouldn’t expose what they are. My intelligence, is/was something they feared.
Over the last few years, having my intelligence insulted, has really irritated me. It’s been wrong for the person doing it at the time, and a trigger to past abuse.
But, having had this happen again today….. and reacting calmly – whilst politely asking the person not to patronise me….. shows my capacity to control my emotions, far better than a few years back.
I always use shitty life experiences, to gauge where I am at.
I now have the self esteem, to not be patronised and the capacity for self control, to not react back, with an equally shitty response.
I’m okay with all progress. Which often is only noted, by being tested.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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