Entitlement is often developed after experiencing trauma. However, it is important to realize that it will end up isolating you from others. Letting go of entitlement does not mean letting go of the pain of trauma..It means your experiences are not any more or any less important than someone else’s.
So don’t buy into the idea of entitlement. Not only does it make you view the world in an unrealistic and unhealthy way, but it also keeps you from confronting the real problems you are having.
Take note of when you feel a sense of entitlement.
Do you feel like you are better or worse than everyone else? Are there specific situations you experience this feeling? Take a mental note of the next time you experience this feeling of entitlement.
When you feel a sense of entitlement
Tell yourself, “My problems are not privileged in their severity or pain.”