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Vulnerability

Posted Nov 15 2010 6:52am
"Is it hard for you to be yourself? Do you find it tough to be vulnerable? What does being vulnerable mean to you?"

These questions were asked at the end of a blog post on PsychCentral.

My answers will be different from yours, but I think it's valuable to think about them.

Is it hard for you to be yourself?
Yes. I find it hard to be me. I worry that no one will want to be near the real me - especially with my anxieties and depression.

Do you find it tough to be vulnerable?
Absolutely. I've always been the strong one. Always the one people rely on. I think I have to be strong - always.

What does being vulnerable mean to you?
Being vulnerable means opening myself up to pain, to hurt, to injury from others. Being vulnerable means taking risks - especially the risk that the other person won't like what they see and leave me alone. Being vulnerable means facing my fear of abandonment.


What does being vulnerable mean to you?

Give it some thought.
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