Do You Have a Nitpicking Problem?

Reducing Your Need to Control in Four Easy Steps

Season 3, Episode 110

Nitpickers have a tendency to over-focus on common, minor details to the extent that they perpetuate chronic tension. To minimize nitpicking, the need to be right needs to be exchanged for traits like acceptance, love, and tolerance. And if you are on the receiving end of nitpicking, you’ll need to cling to your inner confidence and calmness.

Do You Have a Nitpicking Problem?

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we discovered that:

  • Nitpickers tend to need control in order to feel peace. Their focus on externals keeps them from adjusting internal strength.
  • Nitpickers need to recognize that unsolicited advice will be received as criticism.
  • When you are in the presence of nitpicking, you need not become excessively defensive.

Let's Talk

“In your home, what are some examples of small matters that can be given too much attention? What better alternatives do you have beyond nitpicking?”

Please take a moment and let me know your thoughts below.

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