5 Ways We Deceive Ourselves

By Danny Nandy ~ successmystic.com

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Casting yourself in the role of the victim means you give yourself pity you don't deserve or need. 

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We play the victim

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You slept in and when you arrive late for your appointment you immediately make an excuse so that you don't look bad. 

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We make excuses

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In the moment, you think you're deceiving others but you also deceive yourself because you are excusing poor behavior and deceiving yourself into believing you are not accountable.

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We make excuses

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You can blame your angry response on someone else's behavior or you can address the reason why someone's behavior elicited such a strong reaction in you.

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We shift the blame

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Deal with the problem instead of continuing to deceive yourself.

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We shift the blame

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Rinse and dry your squash. Slice off the stem and bottom ends of the squash, so that both ends are flat. Slice the squash in half and lightly salt.

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We minimize bad behavior

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Deal with the problem instead of continuing to deceive yourself.

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We minimize bad behavior

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We go out of our way to do nice things for others, but we don't do so for the joy of doing nice things. We do so in an attempt to cover up our flaws. 

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We overcompensate

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You can do nice things, but ask yourself why you do it? Is it from the heart? Or is it a way to fill a void of some sort?

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We overcompensate

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If pride is at the root of your behavior, then acts of kindness are simply overcompensating.

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We overcompensate

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