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Old 09-04-2011, 09:03 AM
trueRiver trueRiver is offline
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Originally Posted by redpepper View Post
It sounds like he assumes you should know his boundaries. That isn't fair.
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He was assuming you would know his boundaries even when he didn't know them himself. This is not just unfair, it is irrational.

And yet, it is a very human way to be irrational, too. I have caught myself on this one, most of us do it sometimes. So yes, I agree it is neither your fault nor your responsibility, but would also suggest it is not his 'fault' either.

It *is* however his *responsibility* to sort out his own irrational expectations, so I agree they need to be challenged.

Take time, though, to notice the huge compliment implied in those expectations: he expected more of you than is humanly possible, which is unfair, unreasonable and very flattering too.
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