When it’s ‘You vs. Your own people’.

“Worst fights of life are ones that you have to fight with your own people…”     


Sometimes, circumstances take such an unexpected turn that you find yourself standing against a person you actually always stood by –a blood-relative, a close friend, a loved one or someone who you have always looked after or up to. It is heart-wrenching, because if you lose then you lose, and if you win then also you lose.

But such is the nature of life that if you listen to your heart, voice what you believe in, or stand for something strongly then often it causes an imbalance in the state of relationships. As a result, someone around you turns his face away, turns his back on you, or even turns hostile towards you. And what begins as a confrontation tends to get ugly and mostly ends up being a stalemate.

Honestly, you can’t avoid such standoffs. They come sooner or later in life of everyone who decides to act as an individual. But then, what about those who are your own but are now on the other side of the fence?


Well! Though, in process, they would invariably get hurt… just make sure that you don’t hurt them. This way, though the pinch would still last, at least…the pain would be less.

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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