The Curious Case of ….

Rory, AKA A Guy Called Bloke, asks: How Well Do You Know and Trust Your Instincts?

1. How well do you trust your own instincts for sensing if something or someone is wrong for you and/or your life? I have always had strong “gut” feelings about people and situations. I didn’t always listen though. I trust my instincts now more than ever before.
2. Do you or can you make the right decisions based upon your gut reactions quickly or do you simply tread more carefully and observe everything before making decisions on your findings, opinions and beliefs? Because of having been burned in the past, I listen quickly and decide quickly now. Only when I am truly conflicted do I hesitate.
3. If you were to sense a change in a friendship but were not sure of the direction in which this was taking, but your instinct told you something was seriously off – how would you choose to react? This is occurring right now. I have had a long-term friendship with a former co-worker. Things have changed dramatically on her part. I was burned once and chalked it up to Covid 19 stress on her part. I was brushed off the next time we interacted. The third time was my slow realization that she no longer wanted to be friends. I don’t need to know why. I need to move on. But the loss of a 10-year friendship is still a loss. My gut says, it’s her problem and not mine. I am listening to my gut.
4. Do you think your instincts are always right and if not, what do you think can alter them to become unreliable? If my instincts were always right 100% of the time, I wouldn’t need to think about anything. That would be blissful. Maybe they are though. I question myself to try and look at something from all angles. I try to give others the benefit of the doubt. This can make me think my instincts are unreliable. But, my truth is that I am an empath and can read people even when I don’t want to.

9 thoughts on “The Curious Case of ….

  1. Hey Lauren,

    Good answers … i am in a similar situation to you at present with regards the friendship level and my gut says one thing and my instinct says another – which is why at times autism is a serious pain in the ass because knowing which one is correct is difficult – l have to await an alignment of both before l can make an ultimate decision.

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  2. Not that I know the exact situation, NOR is it any of my business, but in my opinion? The friendship that has dissolved after ten years? IS HER problem not yours. All we can do is do the best we can, we can’t change what someone else does nor thinks nor any of it. I think the woman’s a fool. I believe you’d be a great friend to have!

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    1. That is so sweet. It feels like a loss, but I have reached out three times. I have waited for some communication back. I am done trying.
      I have thoughts about what is going on. She is friends with someone who doesn’t care for me. I think she may feel she can’t be friends with both of us. Very middle school mentality and I don’t want to be a part of it.

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