Strict comes from Latin strictus and refers to the adjective that indicates that which is adjusted to the need or to the law and that does not tolerate interpretation. The strict does not admit folds or excuses.
For example: “I have a very strict teacher who does not accept any distractions in class”, "Juana's parents are strict and do not allow her to leave until very late.", “In a strict sense, the regulation it does not admit comments of this type, although the judges usually show a certain predisposition to allow them ”, "I'm going to have to get strict with Josecito since lately he's not paying attention to me".
When the notion of strict is applied to a person , refers to the severity . For an individual to be strict with another, he must have greater authority since he needs to have the powers to give orders and instructions. A teacher can be strict with his students when he has no indulgence with absences. However, if the teacher is predisposed to the dialogue and contemplates the possibility of forgiveness, it will be said that it is not very strict.
The same can be said of an employer in an environment of job. He who does not tolerate delays or who condemns even the smallest mistakes, is a strict boss. If, on the other hand, you accept the explanations of your employees, that qualification loses meaning.
These considerations allow us to infer that strictness opposes dialogue or understanding. In any case, it is not about opposite concepts: a soccer referee can be strict in the application of the regulation and, in turn, have a willingness to dialogue with the players, just as a teacher can try to instill certain beginning in its students with great rigidity, without forgetting their feelings and their needs as living and sensitive beings.
It is known that to reach our goals in life we must have a certain organization, draw plans and try to fulfill them, leaving aside everything that could interfere with our path. Often people who stand firm in their search are misunderstood by their surroundings, give the feeling of lacking a sense of humor or of losing the best years of their lives, simply by being strict in relation to their obligations and objectives. .
However, as long as this attitude is applied only to avoid crossing boundaries that bring us negative consequences and that stand between us and our future, being strict cannot be negative; On the contrary, it guarantees us that we will always be attentive to the consequences of our actions and that we will know how to choose our next step properly.
In part, the confusion caused by this term has its roots in the school environment, where many meet him for the first time through those subjects that they least like; probably, almost all of us have had to suffer the rigidity from that history teacher that did not forgive us a millimeter error in the handmade maps, or that math teacher that was frustrated by our lack of understanding of concepts that were basic for him but for us, impossible to master.
Throughout our lives, it is those figures, which we initially classify as negative, which we associate with a strict character, and for that reason this word carries an undesirable dye. But over time we discover that nothing very important can be achieved if we opt for the total lack of structure, for absolute spontaneity, if we allow our environment to do what it wants with us and with our time.
We must be respected, and for that it is necessary that we respect ourselves, without exception; we must be strict in these aspects, like that history teacher, like that poor mathematician who kept loving her science before the contempt of his students.