"I am a Petty Person"

I have a Confession. 

I'm a petty person.

Petty: making things, events, or actions normal people dismiss as trivial or insignificant into excuses to be upset, uncooperative, childish, or stubborn.

Just saying it out loud, I am low key ashamed for admitting it's truth. But I also love that I can now own up to it. Honestly, we've had some type of petty behavior at one point in our lives. For me, it just tends to show up more often.

I’ve always been the person who will never forget what you’ve done or how you did me wrong.  I have always been told and taught to forgive and forget, but what can I say, I'm work in progress.

Example, I had this one coworker who worked my nerves...ugh just thinking about it gets to me. Everything that person did make my petty behavior expose itself. We were in a meeting one day with our colleagues when I asked this particular co-worker of mine a question about a new process we were going through. This co-worker straight had the nerve to switch up their tone they were using with everyone else and start talking to me in a condescending manner. Ooo girl,  needless to say, that was the beginning of the end of that work relationship.

Looking back on it I'll admit I was pretty terrible and probably needed to grow up. Things are a little different now when I deal with co-workers who test my patience. Every time I can feel my petty self-creeping to the surface I just leave the damn room. However, my facial expressions are the worst. Just because I don't say what I'm feeling doesn't mean my pettiness isn't written all over my face.

Have you ever been so petty that you looked back and was low key ashamed of yourself? Or do you own your pettiness? Let us know what you think.

Chauncey WoodsComment