There is something quite freeing when we let go of the need to always be liked. Often if we are not liked it has more to do with the other person than anything we have done.
Are we always going to act perfect and never do anything that upsets another? Absolutely not! But, everyone is human and has made mistakes… if others are not willing to share with us how we’ve offended them, well, we are not mind-readers nor saints… therefore we cannot be ruled by others’ unspoken fears or assumptions.
Each of us are different with different preferences, personalities and temperaments. We don’t have to like everybody and certainly everybody does not have to like us. We do however need to learn to like ourselves… we need to appreciate our strengths and forgive ourselves for our weaknesses. We were created by a loving God with these special qualities for a reason. There is one thing I know for sure: to God we are each both likable and lovable… and who are we to argue with that? 😉