Thank you to to all of those who keep sending me your reader request questions! If you haven’t yet, you can find out more about it here on my previous reader request post. Our previous (and first) published reader request was titled ‘bringing classy back’. Thanks to Kimberly for sending in her question.
Today’s question is one that many of you may be able to relate to. Jacklyn writes in and asks this:
This is how I responded…..
Thank you for writing me, I’m happy to answer your question. I think this happens quite often actually. Many classy and elegant women exude a confidence and carry themselves in a way that other women simply cannot relate to. They are genuinely kind and aren’t looking to ‘impress’ anyone or be someone who they are not. Instead, the outsiders see such a woman as trying to act better than others, aloof, or ‘snooty’ as you mentioned, simply because of their chosen attitude, actions, reactions and overall conduct.
Another common reason is because consciously or unconsciously, the person doing the accusing may in fact be envious. Being a classy woman takes work, effort, patience, grace and isn’t without imperfections. Other women do realize it takes someone special to rise above the drama and nonsense in this world, stay focused and show one’s best possible self with dignity, and often it is far easier for them to critique others than it is to change themselves.
For anyone that has been labeled ‘snooty’ my advice is to continue to do what you do best-rise above and continue to surround yourself with only people who love you, respect you, celebrate you and are positive influences in your life. You cannot change someone’s opinion of you but you can lead by example by continuing to be gracious and warm. In this world we will never please everyone, so we can only be the best possible version of ourselves. 🙂
Has anyone ever received this type of label simply by being your classy self? How did you feel or respond?
Thanks for reading!