“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all
you’ve got.” — Janis Joplin


Adjust to people and circumstances without compromising your
values, beliefs, personal style, position, or self-perceived status. You don’t
expect others to adjust to or accommodate to you, unnecessarily,
inappropriately, or unilaterally. You remain who you are regardless of who is
present or the specific situation but intentionally adjust your behavior and
demeanor so that others can perceive and relate to you in positive and useful
ways. In this way, you avoid any extraneous emotional or social clutter, thus
maximizing the opportunity available with each person and in each situation.