Healthy Boundaries are important for us all. I found this post to be very interesting and informative about the 4 main ways we display boundaries: ‘Soft’, ‘Spongy’, ‘Rigid’ and ‘Flexible’. Which one do you think you are?

Where the gone things go

If you ask any therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma-based issues, most will agree that survivors of child abuse have a difficult time establishing healthy boundaries. As most of you know boundaries are essentially guidelines you create of safe, reasonable ways you desire others to treat you, or behave around you. They also help you establish appropriate ways to respond if someone crosses those established boundaries. A person’s boundaries are typically a mixture of personal beliefs, opinions, social learning and concepts learned from past experiences. Everyone has his or her own set of personal boundaries, but most  boundaries revolve around the desire to be treated with respect and fairness.

According to counselor, author and professor Nina Brown, there are four main types of psychological boundaries. They are as follows:

Soft- People with soft boundaries merge easily with the beliefs and opinions of others. In other words, they…

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