You don’t want anyone to view you as weak or vulnerable. You want to come across as strong and fearless. That’s why you pretend everything rolls off your back.
You want friends who have your back. And in order to make connections that last, you need to let your walls down, at least a little. You need to express your emotions, even when they’re uncomfortable.
You run away as soon as connections get complicated. You want to live a happy, stress-free life, so you won’t stick around when the fun ends.
You need to let down your walls and risk getting hurt. Risk sticking around because some people are too precious to leave behind.
You pride yourself on coming across as secretive and mysterious. You don’t want anyone to have too much information on you because they can use it as ammo to hurt you.
You keep an emotional distance from others as a way to protect your heart. You constantly make jokes about your most serious issues because you don’t want to express your authentic emotions.
You rarely let anyone see the real you. You rely on your logical side, and logically, people are bound to hurt you. They aren’t worth the trouble, the drama, the extra stress.
The right friends and relationships won’t get in the way of your dreams. They’ll help you reach them. They’ll support you and encourage you to grow into the best possible version of yourself.