To call anyone “stuck up” is usually an insult that implies the person is too prudish, full of themselves, rude or just downright have a nasty attitude. But have you ever sat back and thought about how many stuck up people in positions of authority are not respected? Not many. Don’t throw things at the computer screen (never damage your own property in anger…but that’s another blog, lol) just yet. There’s a method to my madness. Think about the most influential people you know…or better yet, let’s list some celebrities. Donald Trump is one of the wealthiest men in the public eye, but his attitude makes me want to slap him at times. But guess what? I love his show Celebrity Apprentice and people respect him because he commands respect. Even Lady Gaga…some of her lyrics, stage antics and costumes may be offensive, at the end of the day people have to respect her for being who she is with no restrictions.
Don’t get me wrong, no one should ever walk around with their nose in the air. That’s one quality I can’t stand in people. But I will say that it’s ok to have a little healthy dose of being stuck up. Here are the 5 reasons why…..
As stated above, to get respect you not only have to give it but command it of others. Easy going people (which I sometimes am guilty of) sometimes miss the mark because they may need a little more of a forceful presence to get their point across.
2. The Not So In Crowd
Believing that you are too good can sometimes keep you from being around the wrong crowd. People who are controlling and manipulative often prey on those that are more laid back. This in turn causes the other person to accept behaviors no one should have to put up with….all so they can say that they “fit in”…SMH.
3. I Believe In Me
People who are stuck up are usually not swayed by much regarding the opinions of others. Although this can be to their detriment in many cases, one thing is for sure: you won’t stop them from reaching their goals. There’s nothing more effective than a driven individual with goals than a stuck up driven individual with goals…..sad, but true.
4. Job Well Done
Since many stuck up people are full of pride, they are perfectionists to a fault. Again, no one wants to be friends with the stuck up person in the room…..but they get the job done…and well. A pinch (not a tablespoon) of pride in your work, appearance, and goals can go a long way when it comes to delivering results.
5. Power to Change
Oddly enough, many people who are viewed as “stuck up” have a knack for reaching the masses. They’re the people we often love to hate, but somehow find ourselves paying attention to. The real test is if the person listening to them is strong enough to sift through muddy waters. But if so, there could be some real value underneath that unsavory exterior.
We all know there are way more than 5 reasons to not be stuck up, but maybe there’s a little something we can take away from the people who are.
Do you agree or disagree?