by, 10-11-2011 at 08:59 PM (786 Views)
Bitterness is a devastating mental attitude, and it triggers a wide range of other attitudes/emotions, such as:
Vindictiveness and desires for revenge
Prideful ambition (arrogance)
Bitterness is neither consistent nor rational. A bitter person is his own worst enemy. It is very difficult to maintain any kind of relationship with a chronically bitter person; and bitterness is a major contributing cause of marital and family problems.
Bitterness is a frozen form of latent anger and resentment. Bitterness grows out of our refusal, to let go when someone or something is taken from us. Bitterness is being constantly hurt by a memory and is holding onto a hurt until it has a hold on you.
Bitterness is the unhealthiest emotion you can have. When you are offended or disappointed by others and allow the hurt to germinate in your heart, bitterness and resentment will take root. Bitterness is characterized by an unforgiving spirit and generally negative, critical attitudes. Bitterness and resentment are both sinful and self-defeating. Perhaps it grows from the literal loss of a loved one or of a job, or income, or relationship. Sometimes it might be more subtle and grow from the loss of a reputation, or social position in a group, or control. Whatever the cause, bitterness grows out of unreleased loss.
THE CAUSES OF BITTERNESS AND RESENTMENT
Hurtful words produce bitterness and resentment.
Hurtful attitudes produce bitterness and resentment.
Hurtful actions produce bitterness resentment.0 Thanks, 0 Likes