Snakes. People look cool with a snake wrapped around their body. And I’m glad they think they’ve got control of the snake. I have zero interest in reptiles.
It’s more difficult to see a snake when they’re the human kind. Human snakes slither around, gaining your trust, working their way in to your inner circle — until they get so close, you can see every move on their face.
It gets weird when they start to disrespect you
The only reason you let that person get so close is because you trusted them. What happens when the snake gets offended or unhappy because of something you do or say? How do you put space between you, when you already let them step through your personal boundary?
The snake has the advantage. And because you trusted this person, that happened without a fight. You took your guard down.
When a Snake Puts the Squeeze On You
What are you going to do now?
Once the snake lets go, then get some emotional and physical distance. You need a break from the constant pressure.
Now that you know that it’s better to stay out of the snake’s grip, in the first place.
- Generate a code name for your situation
- Retrace your steps.
- Uncover the pattern that got you trapped
- and change the game for the next time.