You have a say in how people treat you.
Whew! Ok there I said it. I find it disturbing how people just "take it” from other people who are in charge or have some authority. Recently, I was speaking with a dear friend of mine who was telling me how her boss was just going off on her, about the way she was teaching her class. Being extremely critical of her technique and style. The ironic thing was, she hadn’t received any complaints that she knew of; it was just that this boss had decided she wasn’t doing it her way and therefore, she wasn’t doing it well. Now, I understand if you have a mission and a clear path that you have decided is the way to share that message, than great! However, the delivery of that message was decidedly critical and meant to put her way down. When I pressed my friend to see what her response was, she said she just listened. But the distraught tone in her voice told me it was more than that. She had taken what she had said to be truth, to an extent. She had taken on the insults and now had to process it out.