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Boundaries: do you know the lingo?

Updated: Apr 23




What are boundaries?


 “Boundaries are ways to communicate our needs to others via words and actions. They are also perimeters that we establish with ourselves and others. Therefore, boundaries…are also about holding yourself accountable for creating your life. “Nedra Glover Tawwab

 

Think/journal about your wine definition/s of boundaries.


Rigid boundaries

Healthy boundaries

Porous boundaries

Self-protective

Clear about your needs

People-pleasing

No exceptions

Boundaries might change over time

Co-dependency

Rigid rules

You respect other people’s boundaries

Enmeshment

“No help needed”

 

Weak/absent/poorly expressed

Fear of vulnerability

 

Harmful to you (and others)

 

 


Which type of boundaries are you setting?


Are there situations in which you have rigid boundaries or porous boundaries?







Bibliography and further readings

 

Tawwab, N.G., 2021. Set boundaries, find peace: A guide to reclaiming yourself. Penguin.

 

 

 

How to Deal With a Difficult Co-worker. Marie Holowaychuk

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