I work in customer service, so I deal with people every day.
There are days where I have some lovely customers and we have a good chat. Then there are days where customers are so rude, that you just wish that you could just shove it up their hoo-ha, but have to be nice to them anyway.
I know not everyone is going to like me, and that’s ok. That’s part of life.
Earlier this year I got a complaint where I was told I was ‘rude and abrupt’. It really threw me and took me a few days to get out of the mental funk, that this particular event put me in.
I had a day of ugly tears and was pretty much a hermit, for a few days. I just didn’t want to talk to anyone, let alone face the world.
Some of my personality traits stem from family habits. They are learned behaviours. I can unlearn them but it will take time to undo these bad habits and create new ones.
So every day I strive to be the best version of me, imperfections and all because, at the end of the day, no one is perfect. We are all imperfect, so embrace those imperfections.