• Red flag signifies a reason to stop in all contexts.

• They show something that needs to be worked on.

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In all contexts, the expression red flag signifies stopping.

Examples of this are below;

On the roads, red lights signal us to stop our vehicles.

Red tape cautions us from going beyond a certain point.

In sports, red flags are thrown when a game is stopped due to a shortcoming.

Red flags are also waved on race car tracks when conditions are too dangerous to continue down the road.

Red flags might not be obvious and on that not am here to kind off help you retrospect through some pointers

It's always easy to identify red flags in others, but what about you and the things that you need to work on?

1. Ghosting or silent treatment

Ghosting or silent treatment is a situation where you find yourself unable to talk to someone or even acknowledge their presence

It can be a fleeting reaction to a situation in which one person feels angry, frustrated, or too overwhelmed to deal with a problem

If you have a series of relationships that end without communication then this is something you might want to work on

2. Lack of self-awareness

Self-awareness involves understanding one's needs, and emotions and taking full ownership.

Lack of self-awareness is covered up in projecting and turning the blame on others

e.g. you make me feel insecure, You make me not be happy 

It is always about others and not you

3. Criticizing everyone and everything

Immediate attention is needed.

when you find your view, idea, or opinion is ‘the it’ and others can’t even merge.

It is important to note that no one wants to be criticized all the time, it is demoralizing.

Pay attention to how your energy shifts when commenting or talking to or about others.

4. Not respecting other people's boundaries

This can take shape as a leadership trait, but the bad news is, when not handled well, it breeds a red flag.

You don’t care why people are saying no because it’s either your way or the highway.

This can also be covered up by dismissing other people's views and opinions in an unsubtle way.

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5. Seeking approval

When there is constantly a need to be validated, it is totally the opposite of a green flag

Your own decisions seem not to count in any place you attempt to speak, and a constant desire to be approved is stirred.

Seeking approval can masquerade in the simple things like, how do I look, am I really beautiful? I am really gifted? Does my opinion count?

6. Keeping your mouth shut

Keeping one's mouth shut is not always suggest humility but a red flag.

Not being able to voice opinions or thoughts, due to the fear of how will they perceive me? What if I lose them?

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer's own. Do you agree or disagree?

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