Sometimes I'd walk into the living room to find my wife watching 16 and Pregnant or some other TV show I thought was stupid or morally baseless. But instead of those mature and relationship-nurturing alternatives, I usually acted like an asshole. I think deep down in the furthest recesses of my heart and subconscious, I believed I was doing the right thing by reacting as I did. Because I loved my wife and wanted her to be the best person she could be, I didn't want her to enjoy watching things that were "beneath" her or "bad" for her. Because I thought television programming like MTV's 16 and Pregnant was ultimately a bad influence on young girls and the world in general, I didn't want my wife supporting it, or even wanting to.
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So, what to do? But I digress… Let these natural strengths lead the way. However, this same vulnerability can be just the redeeming quality you need. Impulsivity and insensitivity come into play, but a big part of being an asshole is often just being defensive.
How To Be Less Of An A**hole In Life And Relationships
Before we get too deep into how to avoid asshole behavior, we should define some terms. For example: strictly speaking, babies are assholes. Babies exist in a binary state of demands and satiation of those demands.
E ighty years ago, researchers began one of the longest and most complicated projects to understand human behavior in history. It would take almost 50 years to complete. But their work would define an entire field of psychology. It was the idea of personality.