Healthy Entitlement

How to Ask for What You Want.

The concept of entitlement is thought of almost exclusively in negative terms, but psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz say that many of their clients—particularly women—suffer instead from a lack of it. The authors of Coming Alive (out this August) and The Tools report that a large part of their practice involves actually encouraging their patients to feel more entitled: developing what they call “healthy entitlement,” meaning the sense that you have the right to want things. (Of course, wanting something doesn’t necessarily mean that you get it—the point here is about getting in touch with the wanting, the desire.)

Source: Healthy Entitlement: How to Ask for What You Want