The Chameleon

From time to time we cross paths with chameleons. Minute to minute, hour to hour they change colors and moods leaving those around them confused, frustrated and even hurt.

They can be invisible one minute, drawing little attention to themselves and blending in seamlessly with their surroundings. The next minute they can be on full display, showing their true colors and demanding our attention.

As an onlooker, we never know exactly what we’re going to get. We could get aggression, passivity, or any number of other emotions. It’s a guessing game we can never win.

The victims of the chameleon’s vicious tongue have little defense against getting eaten alive, other than trying to avoid the predator altogether.

As humans, this is also our best defense. In a game that can’t be won, the best defense we have is simply avoiding the predator.


8 thoughts on “The Chameleon

  1. If you can’t win – adapt


    1. Yes and with toxic people the best adaptation is eliminating them from your life.


  2. July 10, 2019 — 12:58 pm

    Love it! As you get older, you can spot them sooner.

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    1. You’re right. It’s a skill that takes time to develop. Still, there are times when we misread. Thank you for following, reading and commenting!

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  3. This is so true. It isn’t always easy to eliminate them from your life. Especially when you have to live around them. However I am getting better and better at avoiding them. As an empath it’s very hard for me to be around toxic people. Great Post! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Very nice Rick. I enjoyed this one. I like the message within it.

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    1. Thank you Herman. Glad you enjoyed!

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      1. You’re welcome. It’s a good in reminder when dealing with difficult tasks or people. Nature can always teach us how to react to an unfavorable situation and on the other can teach us how to live in harmony. Thank you for sharing this Rick…truly.

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