We’ve probably all been stubborn at some point in our lives, but when does being stubborn start interfering with your life, family and friendships?
We’re stubborn when our beliefs, our strong will, passion and being too opinionated on all matters, begin to take precedent over our lives and our friendships and that’s not good. Stubborn people think they’re right.
They spend their life like that and although that’s not always the case, they think they’re right most, or all the time. From my experience, it’s pointless trying to tell someone who is too stubborn, to listen. Stubborn people don’t listen to others; they only listen to themselves.
It’s also pointless trying to argue with them, because they won’t back down; they won’t give in and more to the point they don’t give up. Stubborn people usually do things a certain way. Their daily thought patterns are the same; they tend not to deviate for fear of change. They can also be very defensive about things and will continue to stand their ground; it doesn’t matter the point and with whom.
There’s no point in arguing with someone who is too stubborn. They’re right and we’re wrong. Someone stubborn is also too busy thinking about his or her next move on how to win their argument, to think about what we the other person says. So, what does it all mean in terms of maturing and growth? In a nut-shell it doesn’t.
Someone who is too stubborn to listen will never emotionally grow, they can never grow. They live their life blinkered, always relying on their own judgments. They’re also not willing to try out new things, because they continue to listen to themselves.
They tend to live very sheltered lives, repeating the same processes daily without learning how to improve new skills.