If You Ever Perceive Me As Being Insensitive, Please Tell Me

Ask for honest and open feedback.

Vadym Pastukh/ Shutterstock
Vadym Pastukh/ Shutterstock

You want to treat others with respect and dignity, but all of us have blind spots. When it comes to self-awareness, we all need help to see ourselves accurately.

My message to everyone—regardless of your title, race or religion—is to be proactive. It might sound like this:

“I want to create a safe space for everyone. If I inadvertently say or do something that doesn’t land for you, please let me know. I can’t be better if I don’t know. And then we can hear each other and get to better understanding.”

It’s that simple. You can do it.

We can do it together. We can create a world in which each of us can use our voice openly and honestly. We can be true to ourselves and treat others with dignity and respect.

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Created by Molly Tschang

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