I recently discussed Diva’s with Elizabeth Bernstein of The Wall Street Journal for her article “Why Divas Need Make No Apology”.
Having a healthy diva around brings a lot of sparkle. They make your world more interesting and pleasurable because you can bask in their spotlight with them.
It was great to discuss Diva’s further with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Huff Post Live. Here’s the discussion.
What separates a healthy diva from an unhealthy diva is this: Healthy divas stand up for others, not just themselves. They are confident of their abilities and contributions, and they love recognition—but they are happy to give credit to others, too.
All divas are talented and feel a sense of entitlement. They aren’t reluctant to tell their spouse exactly what they want for their birthday or to ask for a raise.
Healthy divas, though, are self-aware. Their sense of privilege comes from their knowledge that they are worth it. They deliver 150%. They know that it’s important to say, “This is what I do well. This is what I deserve. This is what I expect in a relationship.”
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