A weaponized insight is not an insight

A participant in the Come Alive and Do the Thing! group came up with a terrific term for insights that people offer you (of that you offer yourself) that are wrapped in the message that there is something wrong with you. She calls them weaponized insights.

And here’s the deal: a weaponized insight is no longer operating as an insight. It’s operating as a weapon. As soon as insight becomes twisted into a comment on your wholeness, value, or deservingness, it is not longer insightful.

Insights point toward truth. Anything that suggests that there is something wrong with you or that you are not wholly valuable just as you are is a weapon, not an insight.

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  1. Sophie Tay

    This is the second time I am watching this video. I came back to it because I received an weaponized insight from my boss and it was given while my colleague and I were giving her a debrief on something. Given that she (my boss) is a certified coach and specialized in Trasactional Analysis, I felt very hurt by it. This video helps me to differentiate the true value and nature of insight as against using it as a weapon in a manipulative manner.

    Thank you, Molly, your wisdom has facilitate the healing process…

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