I'm gonna tell you something embarrassing that I recently realized about myself.
I've become a little gun shy about open and honest communication.
I think it stems from the part where I realized that I was being (how do I put this nicely?) totally overbearing and occasionally ridiculous, and I decided to take President Uchtdorf's advice, and STOP IT. So now, I've gotten to the point where I'm no longer trying to be controlling or to change the way that people are, but as a result I've become a bit of a pansy about communication. I'm afraid to tell people what I really think about things because I don't want to be bossy or controlling.
How do I manage this? Do you have any suggestions on how to strike a balance that allows for genuine communication that is neither too pushy nor too blasé?