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When someone makes you feel small

I have had way to many people make me feel so small and powerless. Most of the time some people think they can treat someone badly and then make the person who they treated badly look like they are the villain. I have had so many people in my life do something wrong to me and then make me look like I was the wrong one in the situation. In some of these moments I have thought to myself why was I kind to this person why did I let this person have so much power over me. What usually ends up happening is I end up feeling angry with the person and myself. Why am I angry? Because this person or people made me feel powerless. Most of the time these people use the fact that I look younger then what I am and that I have social anxiety against me. Till this day their are some people I feel like I have held a grudge against these people for what they have done to me. I tell myself that I need to let it go. Recently I have told myself that I should be kind no matter what and that I should not let others have so much power over me. I am not a child I am an adult and I should be respected in this way. I should stand up for myself but in a respectful way. I am learning ways I should stand up for myself and not let others have so much power over myself.

How do you respectful stand up for yourself?

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Comments

  1. Unfortunately abusive people will behave like that, they’ll twist everyone up to make it seem like it was all your own doing even though it was the abusers fault. I’m not sure how I’d handle such situations, but I know one thing for sure, there is nothing wrong with cutting people out of your life and burning bridges, even if they’re family

  2. I am sorry you have felt this way. I have had people make me feel small as well and have found that the best revenge is to do well and succeed in life. 🙂

  3. This is great advice. I’m a huge fan of just cutting people off without a second thought because if they can do that then they should have no problem not interacting with me at all.

  4. Sorry you had to experienced this horrible feelings. Most people who belittling others are just a projection of their own insecurities. Don’t give them power in how you react. Keep standing up for yourself. Dont show them your hurt; smile let them think you are happy.

  5. I’m sincerely sorry for these very hard moments dealing with people who think they are better than you. It is very sad when others try to do this. You are right they don’t ever deserve power over you. I love your words of wisdom and insight on how you are learning to overcome this. Great post! ☺️

    Pastor Natalie
    Letstakeamoment.com

  6. i always believed when people are hurtful like this, it says more about them than it does about you. it’s a projection as other’s in the comments have said. i’m sorry you are going through this and am sending you all the positive vibes.

  7. It is so hard to let it go. I try to surround myself with kind people, but unfortunately, we will always encounter people who treat others us in unkind ways. I just don’t spend any more time with them than I have to.

  8. It’s horrible when people do this, it’s such a toxic thing to do. Distancing yourself from someone like that is a perfectly reasonable thing to do — but you get to decide how you approach this because it has to be something that helps you and not them. I’m sorry that you encountered this — sending you love.

  9. This! I get the feeling and it’s so hard especially when they are family. Instead of disrespecting such people, I distance myself totally and go to places where I am appreciated. Sending you lots of 💕

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