“Red Flag” that most people miss – because it originally shows up as something you think you want. Read on..Here’s a
I believe if you’re looking for love, it’s very appealing when you see at least one “very” in your partner.
It helps if your honey is very smart, or very hardworking, or very nice, or very funny, or very supportive, or very generous, etc.
Basically, it’s appealing when you see at least one magical, heart-fluttering quality about a man or woman.
It’s “love inspiring” when you see a “very” quality about someone – which makes them stand out as special — admirable – cherishable.
Usually, when someone has an admirable “very” quality, it’s a sign of strong character – which the philosopher Aristotle says is essential to find in a partner.
The healthiest relationships are what Aristotle calls “relationships of shared virtue” – where you inspire each other to operate at your highest character – your best potentials.
Although finding one very in your partner is very good, when you spot a “two very” aspect in someone, this can be very bad.
Later, when you try to connect soul to soul—heart to heart—you might be greeted by a gigantic, unmovable whoopie cushion wall.
You might discover they are “very, very” emotionally unavailable because they are so “very, very” busy.
As a result they will leave you to feel “very, very” lonely and disconnected to them.
As in “non-stop buying of expensive gifts” or nonstop purchases of any kind.
This might be a sign that they are “very, very” eager to try to buy your love.
You might discover that they do not value what makes you (and themselves) truly priceless.
But the common red flag in all of them is the same.
If someone is a “very, very” extreme of something – this means they are not operating from a place of true inner balance – or what Aristotle calls “the mean zone” – also known as “the moderation zone.”
Even “lovingness” has a mean zone! It exists somewhere between coldness and co-dependent suffocation!
Even truthfulness has a mean zone! It exists somewhere between outright lying and being painfully, cruelly direct!
Even courageousness has a mean zone! It exists somewhere between fearfulness and rashness (with no thought to longterm consequences)!
Even niceness has a mean zone! It exists somewhere between being a spineless worm and a jerk!
As in a “very, very” nice!
You might have been intuitively correct for feeling a sense of discomfort.
According to Aristotle, it is actually not “strong character” to be spineless, wormy, “very, very” nice.
A one “very” nice is the right “moderation zone” of niceness to offer up kindness, love and warmth.
According to my favorite philosopher Ari, you too must watch out for being a “very, very” quality with other people – and make sure you’re living in a one “very” only zone.
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Compliment your partner/crush about these qualities – letting them know you appreciate these aspects.
Next, brainstorm if they have any red flag “very, very” danger zones. If so, you might want to chat with them about these aspects.
Next – brainstorm if you have any “very, very” aspects which you might need to tone down and moderate – so you can rise up to your highest self.
Make a decisive choice to always try to bring your best self into your relationship – and throughout your life!
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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.