I’m Not Angry, I’m Just … Disappointed

Have you heard this before? It is guilt trip 101 – frame the guilt as an emotion that places blame and responsibility on the person it is directed to. Why does it work? Because we fear disconnection. We fear being isolated and cast out – and people being disappointed with us hints as lack of trust, or lack of belief in us. Our need to please others and keep them happy with us makes us take action and make choices against our own self interest.

You are never a disappointment for being you.