I really do not like it when someone bullies me.
In the past I took it personally. Now I don’t allow the bully to have power over me.
You see when you choose “not” to let in opinions that hurt you, then you become bulletproof to criticism.
Read that line again.
Do you see the word, “CHOOSE”? It is your choice to let something in or not.
Pay attention! No one can ever make you feel bad about yourself unless you let them.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO CHOOSE TO NOT LET IT IN.
They are because they are expressing outwardly their own inner criticism, hurt and pain. The bully is “Hurting” so much on the inside, that they project what they live. They are getting hurt, bullied and made to feel they are not “Enough” by someone in their life, usually a parent. By understanding this, we can arm ourselves with the knowledge that it is not about “Me” it is about “them”.
Here are Marisa’s 5 things you can say to someone who tries to criticize you: