A wise woman said to me recently, “My goal is to spend more time with Sue Smith (not her real name). She really drives me nuts.” I was surprised, to say the least, as my friend is not one to suffer fools gladly. Noting my astonished reaction, she said, “You know, the people who bug you have the most to teach you.”

Carl Jung said, Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. In fact, some believe that what irritates you about others is something you dislike about yourself.

That means I must be prone to see the negative in a situation and am an immensely bad listener. Definitely some opportunities for growth there!

Who bugs you, and what can learn from them?


Do you think you could learn something from Humanergy? contact us

Photo courtesy of stock.xchng