Ok you know what? Maybe I actually kinda like it.
I can totally handle calm, cool, and collected. I can do businesslike. I can deal with the task at hand: assess the situation, formulate a plan, execute. Balh blah blah. I'm fine at all of these. But when it comes down to it, I actually really appreciate a good coddle. A good pamper. People being kind, looking out for how I'm doing. A little back patting. Maybe a small treat or nice note or something.
It sometimes seems like there's so much pressure not to be "needy" or to be so "independent" with your life and interactions, but goddamit sometimes being coddled just feels soooo gooood.
So it's time to own it.
And I invite everyone else who also loves it to fess up... you know who you are... don't be ashamed...