... or always being right is heavy armor. It translate into defensiveness and posturing. This is very common and most of us have some degree of knower in us.
Needing to know everything is a sad experience for the knowers and everyone around them, because it leads to distrust, bad decisions, and unnecessary, unproductive conflict.
For many people the need to be a knower is caused by shame and even trauma. Being the knower can get people out of difficult situations, and it’s easy to believe that being a knower is the only value we bring to relationships and work.
Knowing can also become a culture problem when only some people are valued as knowers.
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