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What If Your Best Quality Isn’t What You Think it Is?

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Today’s cartoon is about self-image, and how others see us. Of course, we all know what we’re good at, right? It’s our fall-back, especially when other things aren’t going so well.

Owls are wise, dogs are loyal, a man could be strong or protective, a woman might be nurturing or a good cook. But what if others see even better qualities and talents in us, that we aren’t even aware of?

Maybe we should record every small success, and be open to opportunities, or even crises, that show us more things we’re great at.

I laughed hysterically when a friend first told me that in her journal, she has a section called Compliment Corner. In it, she writes down every nice thing someone says to her.

Now, I have a Compliment Corner, too.  It’s a real asset!

What If Your Best Quality Isn’t What You Think it Is?

Donna Barstow

Cartoonist for LA Times, Parade, WSJ, Glamour, PsychCentral, Barron's, Weight Watchers, and textbooks & Chicken Soup books. Author and editor of 2 cartoon books and a Barnes & Noble calendar.

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, . (2014). What If Your Best Quality Isn’t What You Think it Is?. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 23, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/quick-fix/2014/08/what-if-your-best-quality-isnt-what-you-think-it-is/


Last updated: 1 Aug 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Aug 2014
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