I recently heard someone say, “She always seems to have a chip on her shoulder.” Upon hearing that old phrase, I decided to write this piece. Hope it’s not too blunt. 😎
Defining The Chip: Victim Thinking
When a person has a chip on his or her shoulder, that person is essentially holding a grudge, carrying a grievance, and feeling sorry for self. That shoulder chip often leads to belligerence, blame, whining, complaining, anger, and argumentativeness. Not good stuff.
When we have a “chip on the shoulder,” we are simply wallowing in —
Unlike our beautiful balloon rising above the Colorado landscape, well—we’re not rising above.
At the end of this piece, we’ll share 6 steps to rising above victim thinking. Read on!
But here’s the thing about victim thinking:
Humans <almost> never need encouragement to play the victim. We get there quite easily all by ourselves.
Stop Helping People Have Chips
Have you noticed many folks on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media platforms seem to go out of their way to encourage others (groups, races, genders, political parties, individuals) to play the victim? I don’t get it.Continue Reading