Some of us are more easily influenced than others. No, this does not make us weaker and it does not make us idiots. It just means that our spirit reacts to external influences in more personal way. Out of the four major personality types (Thinker, Feeler, Intuitive, and Sensate), the Feelers and the Intuitives, especially the Intuitives, are more likely to be easily influenced or easily affected by their surroundings.
Therefore, it is of great importance to know what to do about this little trait of yours if you have it. There are, of course, times when you want to be affected by a good movie, a close friend, or the bonds of friendship out in the wild around a campfire. However, when your boss is yelling at your or your spouse is demoralizing you, it is a good idea to know of a way to shut down the influence these things have on your spirit.
First, you must step back, both literally and figuratively. By giving yourself a modicum of distance between yourself and your problems, you are beginning the separation process. Then, recognize how they and their way of dealing with life is different from yours. They may be more emotional and you may be more practical, etc.
After you’ve done those two things, give them a response which is uniquely your own, not a copy or an exact opposite of their reaction. This way, you are making your response controlled by you and not them.
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