I come up with an idea. I think it's the best idea ever. I am really excited about my idea. And then...
"What? Um... no. That's really stupid! We're not doing that!"
I want to cry. I want to pin that **** down to the ground and smack her/him (it's usually a her).
I try to hold it together and defend my idea. The **** says, "What? Why does it have to be rhyming? That's so stupid." and I respond, "Why not?" The **** says, "I'd just like to point out that my plan does not involve mustaches," and I reply, "I'd say that's a negative."
But on the inside I am breaking down. My heart feels like it's burning. I want to just burst out into tears, or yell at them, "YOU CAN'T!!! WHY?!!! WHY?!!?!?!! WE ALWAYS GO WITH YOUR IDEAS!!!! WHY CAN'T I JUST HAVE ONE THING?!?!!!!!"
I can't deal with it. I don't understand... why doesn't anyone adopt my ideas? Why are people always tearing them down? It's not like they're bad ideas... I know that they're good. I always get positive feedback on my final project... people tell me it's cool, original, etc.
Has anyone else experienced this? It feels like the ultimate slap in the face. How do I convince others to listen to my ideas? I'm currently battling it out with another alpha type for creative control. Should I compromise, or just let her win and leave the group to do my idea alone?