I was reading an article recently on how to be a better friend. And one point really struck me. It seems obvious, but I personally never thought about this. It is basically about us humans wanting to be liked and approved of. We try to impress the people we meet. And we will keep trying until they either do, or we get tired and give up. So this is what the article has to say:
“All of this can be avoided if people would just express approval in the early stages of connection. It doesn’t have to be anything profound. A very simple, “Hey, I really like you, and I enjoy your company a great deal. We should spend more time together,” will do just nicely.”
I don’t know why this seems so advanced. But I guess I often feel that I don’t want to impose by suggesting a hang out with someone just because I like them… Well, according to this article the other person just might reciprocate 🙂
I don’t know… Sounds a little scary. I’ll report back once I try it :):):)
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