podposthead The Alligator and The Rabbit

The Slick Manipulator Who Eats You When You Least Expect It

Season 1, Episode 18

This episode opens with the story of a gentle rabbit’s engagement with a wily alligator who offers an all-too-familiar reminder that despite good appearances, some things never change. Have you ever engaged with a person who can seem helpful and friendly, only to reveal in crucial moments there is a dangerous person behind the mask of goodness? Thoughts will be offered about the ways to respond to the alligators in your life.

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Something to Think about

In this episode, we established that:

  • Some people can never be trusted with your core needs or feelings.
  • When you expect an alligator to be a normal person you will get bit.
  • You cannot afford to reason with an alligator.

Let’s Talk

One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“Think of someone in your life who is an alligator. How does that person draw out the worst in you?”

Les Carter, Ph. D.

Please share your thoughts below.



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