Ha! I found my misplaced book Anger Management for Everyone. It was between that book and Anger Management for Dummies when I was looking on Amazon for a book to buy.
In this book, it’s teaching me that I should give up “demandingness”. Lo and behold, the portion describing demandingness describes me perfectly, damnit. It means I expect (demand) the world to: see the world as I see it, drive the way I drive, think the way I think, have the same morals I have, etc. I LOVE demandingness. It’s so RIGHT. The part in the book that makes me laugh, however, is the exercises it gives me to try.
For instance, if Buttboy lies to me -I’m supposed to say to myself: Self, it sure would be better if Buttboy didn’t lie, and he used honesty. However, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be truthful. R I G H T. That’ll happen. Can you see me saying that to myself? Ha.
Or, say if my boss wigs out on me – I’m supposed to say to myself: Self, I sure would appreciate it if my boss respected my abilities. R I G H T.
How about if I get ticked off because some moldwarp I hang with is always late and is again late for our lunch date – I’m supposed to say to myself: Self, it sure would be more considerate of her to be on time so as not to waste my time. R I G H T.
I don’t think any of my friends can see me saying those things.
But I’m actually going to try this. You watch. See how my demandingness gets better. Just don’t lie to me, wig out on me, or be late. K?
Love, Little Miss HorMONA