Openness is not something that comes easy to me. Being authentically open is even worse. Why? Because I do NOT trust people. I just don't. I usually let people get to a certain point and then I just shut down. I have been hurt too many times, and it is almost something I do without even thinking about it. So, I think about people that I know that are authentically open...
*They are able to be who they are around anyone
*They are honest without being hurtful
*They accept criticism without getting offended
These are things that I strive for. I'm not there yet, but in this authentic journey I will try a little more each day.
What about you? Are you an open person?