Villification

When things go wrong people tend to look for someone to blame for something. Sometimes the target has little to no correlation to what’s going wrong. Sometimes one can get so wrapped up in it that everyone becomes a target.

Of course we know that none of this is productive, but that’s not enough to stop us.

If you ask someone to do something for you and then are unhappy with how they did it, how much blame lies with the other person versus your apparent inability to effectively communicate what you wanted?

I say look within before pointing elsewhere.

And if you become the target of someone’s misplaced blame it’s best to recognize that in those moments effective communication can be even more challenging. Sometimes it’s best to acknowledge and disengage. They’ll eventually get the idea, and if not you can at least avoid subjecting yourself to more.

 

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