Thank you for sharing real examples Laura! Your examples often resonate strongly with me. I think I used to be more like “Sherry” and after working with you and attending Human Element (along with becoming more self aware) have allowed me to recognize my own defense mechanisms and defenses others may be using. Being aware of these defenses is the first step for me. I am now trying to slow down and notice responses in myself and others and I want to take the time to connect.