Let me tell you about a day when I was able to get what I wanted. I was going to this private school, absolutely loved it. Didn't know how much I loved it of course, but I was surrounded by friends, my best friend, Kristin. In second grade, also first grade, there were maybe 20 to 25 of us. And then my parents decided to move. They decided to move 15-20 minutes away and I was not okay with this. I was not happy about it at all. They wanted to put me in this school that was walking distance from our new home, and I was so upset. I remember the teacher, Mr. Linghome He was my teacher.
This new place was packed full of kids, probably 35-40 kids. I didn't know anyone. I didn't have my small group of close knit friends, and I just remember I was so upset and I would constantly complain about how I was missing my best friends and never got to see my friends anymore. Guess what? By fourth grade, I was back in a private school with my best friend and many more.
Can you remember your first story of when you were able to manipulate your friends or your family into getting exactly what you wanted? Maybe you weren't even conscious about it. I definitely wasn't.