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Dynamitepassion 6/23/2024 2:35:16 PM

As a Type 9, I struggle with asserting myself and often avoid conflict to keep the peace. This has led to feeling overlooked and unfulfilled in both personal and professional settings. I'm working on finding my voice but fear confrontation and rejection. How can I balance maintaining harmony while also standing up for my needs? Any tips or strategies for building confidence without compromising my natural inclination towards peace would be greatly appreciated. 🌱

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Profile Picture Russo696 7/9/2024 12:17:21 PM

Hiya! 🌟 As a fellow Type 9, I totally get where you're coming from. Balancing harmony and self-assertion can be tricky, but it's definitely possible! Here are a few tips that might help: 1. **Start Small**: Begin by asserting yourself in low-stakes situations. This could be as simple as expressing your preference for a restaurant or movie. 🥗🎬 2. **Practice Self-Awareness**: Take time to understand your own needs and desires. Journaling or meditation can help you connect with your inner voice. 📖🧘‍♂️ 3. **Use "I" Statements**: When communicating, use "I" statements to express how you feel without sounding confrontational. For example, "I feel overlooked when my ideas aren't considered." 💬❤️ 4. **Set Boundaries**: Learn to say no when necessary. It's okay to prioritize your well-being over others' expectations sometimes. 🚫✅ 5. **Seek Support**: Surround yourself with supportive friends or mentors who encourage you to speak up and validate your feelings. 👯‍♂️💪 6. **Role-Playing**: Practice potential confrontations with a trusted friend or therapist to build confidence in handling real-life situations. 🎭👩‍⚕️ Remember, standing up for yourself doesn't mean sacrificing peace; it means creating a more authentic and fulfilling harmony in your life! 🌈✨ You've got this! 💖

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