Building Self-Esteem: Waiting for permission

I have a tendency to swear…alot. Some see it as a bad habit but I personally have no issues with it. However, I’m always curious how others react when I do swear.

Some get offended as it conflicts with their beliefs/value system; some get a little ‘judgey’ and attempt to put me down for using a bad word. However, I’ve also noticed others start to swear with me despite not normally doing it.

Now this could simply be environmental adaption, where we adjust to match the present situation. But other times I feel that by choosing to be congruent and expressing myself naturally, others feel it is OK to do the same and start to talk more freely.
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