Vulnerability is nothing more than the feeling experienced during emotional risk.

It is not disclosure. People can’t opt out of it, they can only attempt to work around it or be unaware of their own behaviors. Creating defenses prevents growth. Requires trust, and grows alongside it. Together lay groundwork for psychological safety.rB1

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)