Sometimes being nice isn’t the right thing to do.
Did you know that you can be too nice? It’s absolutely true. Too often when we always say “Yes”, we’re the one that suffers for it.
Being too nice can actually hurt both you and the other person involved. You may fear hurting the other persons feelings, so you agree to do something you don’t want to do. For example, if someone has a romantic interest in you and you go along with it knowing full well you have no interest in that person. You’re doing it from a good place: you don’t want to hurt their feelings. The issue is that it eventually will hurt their feelings. You’re leading them on.
It’s definitely tougher to be firm and make your feelings known up front, but it’s also far less damaging. There is no false hope.
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