And yet, they drive some of the actions we take, the words we speak, the feelings we feel.
Blind spots are not our intuition driving us to do things. In general, blind spot actions are the ones that puzzle us.
The ones that keep us awake at night as we try to make sense of what we said or did. The ones that caused the other person to react so badly.
Does that mean that blind spots are a bad thing?
No, not necessarily. Here are my thoughts on them.
I believe that our interactions with others can be the catalyst to show us one of our own hidden blind spots.
Nobody knows what’s hidden in their subconscious mind that may be driving their actions.
And yet, those same actions, taken unknowingly by others, can cause us to pause, to recognise a pattern in our own behaviour.
It may take one time, it may take a hundred times, but if we keep seeing the same actions, ones that we identify with on some level, sooner or later we’re going to see that it might be one of our own behaviour patterns.
9 times out of 10 we won’t like that light bulb moment.
But that ‘ha ha’ moment can allow us to decide whether we want to be the person who acts in that way.
Of course, it may be a case of ‘so what, I like that part of me.’ Read more »