- knocking on the door and entering before any forms of acknowledgement is given – what is the point of knocking then?
- interrupting an ongoing conversation with “what happen?” immediately upon arrival – what happen to the entire “listen before you speak” idea?
- shifting and centering all conversations to self or “I/me”, especially when counselling or consoling a person – how does that help? It does not lessen that person’s pain and now, two people are hurting over separate matters.
- volunteering to help a person, then proceed to ask a third party to do it – why volunteer your help if you can’t do it yourself?
- giving information openly on social media but gets annoyed when people ask you about that information in offline world – why put it online for everyone to know then?
Or maybe these are just some of my pet peeves…
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I would counter-say points 3 & 4. A counsellor might self-reveal if the reveal mirrors the person’s problem… done to engender trust, that this person understands the problem. And it’s okay to call on a third party to help, if that third party is better qualified. But on both these points, only then.
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True to what you say. To me, usually it is the daily interaction when I encounter such flippancy and frivolity that annoys me though…
Ah, on a daily basis is a different matter.
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