How do we know when someone in our lives is trustworthy? Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, uses the acronym BRAVING when talking about and assessing behaviors that allow us to trust others (and to trust in ourselves!). The B in the acronym stands for “boundaries”.
We know someone is safe and trustworthy, in part, when we can set clear boundaries and have confidence they will be respected. We become trustworthy when we honor and respect the boundaries of others. And we trust ourselves when we have the confidence and courage to know our limits and set boundaries in both our personal and professional lives. Do you struggle to set boundaries in your life? When is it hard for you? Email us today (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on workshops and classes.
Over the coming weeks, we will explore each of the 7 behaviors in the BRAVING acronym: Boundaries, Reliability, Accountability, Vault, Integrity, Non-judgment, and Generosity.