Insular behaviour

As a small child, I had the hallmarking of insular behaviour. I shied away from people and the world in general and didn’t want to be noticed.

It could be that we’re that way anyway, or our upbringing or environment are very much part of why we choose to be insular. If we are not supported or encouraged, we may follow insular patterns. I also believe that some of the way we behave is in our genes.

Families are mostly well intentioned, but with some encouragement, some of those insular character traits can be changed. Had my disability been addressed and I had have been encouraged, my confidence will have changed and so too would my behaviour.

If children aren’t handled correctly, they will fail to understand how to form relationships later on. It’s important for parents to ask their children questions that matter, because it is those questions that will bring about new understandings and a better relationship with their children.

People are insular for a reason. That’s no excuse for others to leave us there. So, who are the ones to suffer? There are no clear winners. We will all struggle with the presenting behaviour.


18 Jun, 2011

4 thoughts on “Insular behaviour

  1. I know my daughter’s attitude and actions are just like her fathers. He was Bipolar undiagnosed and my daughter is Bipolar diagnosed and it is genetic.

    I try to help people by using what I’ve learned from the past especially my family members. Sometimes they listen and other times they take it with a grain of salt and learn later that maybe I was right.

    I think learning from our past helps us help others.

    1. Bipolar has a lot do with the way we behave but I think Bipolar is a completely different issue. You are right, Bipolar does throw up so many problems that way and is genetic. It’s not easy helping family because they invariably have their own opinions and don’t always listen.

      I completely agree with you that learning from our past can help others; but primarily it helps us learn about ourselves.

      From past experiences we can impart that information to others, but others will always have their own thoughts and opinions too which won’t always tie in with our beliefs. Nice thought though.

  2. Being in a rut is very hard to get out of. Sometimes you just have to do something different. That will help us see the world through new eyes and give a person new ideas.

    1. You are completely right Randy.

      Being in a rut is very hard to get out of sometimes, because it often depends on why we’re in the rut in the first place. I think that if we can get ourselves out of the rut, as you say we should begin to see our world in a whole new light.

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