Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Most Folks Don’t See Themselves . . .

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. . . as other do.

You may think you’ve spent a lot of effort to become a good listener. You’ve become so good you often know what people are going to say before they say it.

So, to help them along, you rudely interrupt and finish what they were going to say for them.

What about the chap who claims to be open to change and welcomes new ideas and developments as they take hold in society. At the same time, they keep reminding everyone loudly about the good old days.

Most people have misperceptions about themselves. Some individuals have more than others.

You might think you’re good a conflict resolution, of helping to bring feuding relatives, coworkers, neighbors or colleagues together.

They may see you just as a meddling, intrusive or bossy interloper who tries to impose your mores and morals on everybody else.

Their view of you might the same if you see yourself as someone who can really get people to do things, to have fun and get out and enjoy life.

Thinking you’re a problem solver can be tricky. Most folks study a problem awhile before trying to solve it. Even if you see what you think is a solution and offer it too quickly, you’ll be perceived as someone who jumps to conclusions.

This applies to your perception of being decisive. If you take your time to collect as much data, information and facts as you can before taking any course of action, the people around you will see you as an old wishy-washy fuddy-duddy.

It may be wise to just go along on matters of little impact and to take your own route on issues that affect your method and manner of living. The results can help you get a clearer picture of yourself while not distorting what other people see in you.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

March 29, 2022 at 3:00 am

Posted in Viewpoint

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