You are a Bette — “I must be strong”
Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
How to Get Along with Me
-Stand up for yourself… and me.
-Be confident, strong, and direct.
-Don’t gossip about me or betray my trust.
-Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
-Give me space to be alone.
-Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don’t flatter me.
-I often speak in an assertive way. Don’t automatically assume it’s a personal attack.
-When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that’s just the way I am.
What I Like About Being a Bette
-being independent and self-reliant
-being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
-being courageous, straightforward, and honest
-getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
-supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
-upholding just causes
What’s Hard About Being a Bette
-overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to
-being restless and impatient with others’ incompetence
-sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
-never forgetting injuries or injustices
-putting too much pressure on myself
-getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right
Bettes as Children Often
-are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
– are sometimes loners
-seize control so they won’t be controlled
-figure out others’ weaknesses
-attack verbally or physically when provoked
-take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings
Bettes as Parents
-are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
-are sometimes overprotective
-can be demanding, controlling, and rigid
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