Three ways to stop taking things personally

One of the Four Agreements (all of which are life-changing if you implement them) is “Don’t take anything personally”.  Here are a few tips that may help with that:

1) Know that most uncivil behavior is a reflection of others’ issues and not you
2) If it’s even possible that something hurtful could have been unintentional or meant to be helpfully constructive, learn to apply the most charitable interpretation
3) Even if a charitable reading is wrong and it IS personal, remember that your character and self-worth are not defined by your mistakes or others’ views

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