Posted by Dinah on July 9, 2008, at 10:45:25
In reply to My pdoc says I used to be like a child, posted by Deneb on July 9, 2008, at 0:18:00
I think that when people use that term, they don't usually mean it literally. It's just that children are associated with certain qualities (sometimes quite incorrectly IMO), so that when people want people to understand what they are trying to say, they use children as an example.
I'm assuming she meant that you were exhibiting a quality that is not uncommon among the young.
Did you ask her at the time what she meant?
I've heard you say many times that you were working hard on one or another interpersonal skill. I'm assuming she's just validating that that work has paid off.
I work and continue to work on interpersonal skills. Babble is relatively good for that. My therapist validates my efforts and successes. It doesn't mean I was awful before, or that he didn't like me before. He's just acknowledging progress.
But if you're in any doubt about what she means, you should ask her. That's another handy interpersonal skill. :)
(And one I still need to work on. I'm good at it with my therapist, but with others, I tend to think that people are judging me in a negative way.)