You are unique living being on this planet.
Don’t let anyone spoil your authenticity and try to change you, no matter if it’s your boss, partner friend or parent.
People that love you and respect you won’t ever ask you to change.
Holding on to your principles is the best thing you can do for yourself. That means doing what you truly believe in doing and acting as your heart tells you to.
People that let anyone else make them do or act in a certain way do not have an integrity and can easily be manipulated.
I had a colleague that was highly paid as a manager of human resource department. She had a reputation of a respected business person and everyone’s expectations were high.
Soon started the rumors that she was employed in order to convey the decisions of the upper management and not to get close to any employee.
She was acting without any sign of compassion towards her colleagues. Everyone thought she was a bitch.
What we have realized was that she was not coldhearted as she was pretending to be, she was just manipulating for higher aim, in this case for money.
Not being true to herself and not having anyone that she could relate to, made her find herself in truly difficult situation.
Those who try to manipulate you do not become your friends, not now, not ever.
The problem is when people undermine their own integrity, they’re already lost, others do not have respect or trust any longer.
She eventually left the company – miserable and unhappy.
I heard she’s found a better place. I hope she’ll find her true self and has learned her lesson by now.