Question 118: If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bruntly and honestly tell you what they really thought of you, would you want them to?
This is definitely another one of those questions that I know my answer has changed over the years.
When I was younger, I would always say yes, and I would still say yes now, but for very different reasons.
There's a lot that I can look back on my life and just think 'oh god, Michelle. Why are you like you are?' and this question and my answer is a perfect example of this. When I was younger, I would have said 'yes' because I believed all of my friends and acquaintances to have the same negative and hateful attitude about myself that I had at the time. I would have said 'yes' to this question as a teenager because I felt that it would reinforce how I already felt about myself. (That I was horrible, unloveable, unlikeable person)
Now, I would say 'yes' to prove my younger self wrong. I would love to have my friends and acquaintances tell me what they really thought of me because it's been a really long time since I was able to hear nice things about myself and more importantly, to believe them. It would be nice to hear good things when I'm in a position to actually acknowledge that they might be right.
Of course I hold no such belief that everyone would have nice things to say, but I don't think anyone would have any really strong negative feelings about me either. I just don't think I'm the type of person to inspire any strong feelings either way.
What say you? Would you like to know what your friends and acquaintances think of you?