Tyra and Confrontation

I’m spending all weekend relaxing, watching America’s Next Top Model. Because that’s how I roll.

Of course, after 75 episodes, I had to wonder: Does Tyra Banks have a love life? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her having a boyfriend, much less husband. But voila, she did have a boyfriend of three years until recently. She was dating a much older, powerful banker which I found fascinating. Totally my style (lately. I used to date baby boys. But I totally like smart, powerful men because they’re the only ones who can keep up with me.).

But what really caught my eye was when she said her whole mean girl attitude was just an act. She said: “In real life I’m passive aggressive…I’m even in coaching to learn how to be confrontational.” That’s kind of awesome to hear, because I’ve been really passive aggressive all my life and I was scared to death of confrontation. I would avoid it, and even burst into tears for years when someone confronted me about little things or big things.

Sans coaching, I’ve become very comfortable with confrontation, which I think is a very valuable skill to have. I’ve been in situations at work where this came in handy and it’s definitely helpful in girl-to-girl friendships. ┬áNow I’m having fun with it–a little too much fun. It’s a bit addicting, because then I just start going off on all the people who treat me like shit.

You need a coach? I’m your girl.