As we grow up we are constantly learning how to interact and deal with other people in the world. How well we learn how to do this may have more impact on the quality of our lives than many of us realize. But regardless of how good you are currently with your social intelligence, this article will be helpful. Even if you have trouble reading people, this advice will be able to improve your life and your reactions to people by simply understanding some basic ideas about why all people do what they do. One of the rules reminds you that people who get angry at you are often just upset at something going on in their own life.
Rule One: Never blame malice for what can easily be explained by conceit.
People don’t care about you. This isn’t because people are mean or hurtful, but simply because they are mostly focused on themselves.
Rule Five: Everyone is Emotional
Perhaps this is an exaggeration. But the core of the message is that people tend to have stronger feelings about something than they let on. People who regularly have outbursts of anger, depression or flamboyant enthusiasm are generally frowned upon in most cultures. This especially applies to men (for women trying to figure us out).
The application of this rule is to not assume everything is fine just because someone isn’t having a nervous breakdown. We all have our individual problems, angst and upsets that are normally contained.
The Critical 7 Rules To Understand People (Scott H Young)