I have recently had someone come back into my life. When this person re-entered my life. I thought we will see how long this person will stay in my life. So far this person has tested my boundaries twice.
I am a firm believer that no one has a right to treat another person with disrespect. I find that people with low self esteem do this the most. Everyone has baggage but no one has a right to tape that baggage on to another person . Women are usually victimized by this the most. They also will repeat this type of abuse on to other women. Men do this too.
Any time women see another woman start to succeed it goes one of two ways. If the women have strong self esteem. They are happy for their friend and proud of her. Unfortunately, these are the examples that aren’t made into movies. Why? There’s no Drama!,The movie industry would rather make movies about bad behavior because it’s more profitable and unfortunately helps set bad examples.
The only reason, I’m so annoyed by this is that young women entering the work force view this as normal and acceptable behavior. Which keeps the cycle of abuse going. This destroys team building in a corporate setting and is destructive to many peoples self esteem.
We all have relationships in our lives. Business or personal these relationships are built on trust and respect. It still amazes me how many people don’t realize that abuse is not just about physically hitting someone. Words can also be very abusive.
In this day and age, not many schools are teaching about verbal abuse. Some more high level corporations are; only because if they ignore the situation it will start to cost them in human as well as monetary capital. This behavior destroys the creative process in an organization that thrives on innovative products.
Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)