Building Others Up: Tracking Your Interacting Patterns

By Dr. Gary Sweeten

Taking time to consider what patterns we use when interacting with others can be key to making sure we are building others up. The chart offers four different responses to the same statement. Consider some recent interactions you have had to determine if you are building others up.

Person shares a positive event Type of Response My Response
Hey, I just got a promotion and a big raise. Actively Building Up

 

Fantastic. I am really happy for you. Tell me what happened and how they let you know about it.
Passively Building Up

 

That is nice.
Actively Destructive Man alive. That means you will have to work twice as hard and be away from home all the time.
Passively Destructive Hey, do you want a cup of coffee?
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