In life, you will realize that there is a role for everyone you meet.
In life, you will realize that there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But, the ones that are important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it. – AWARENESS ACT on Pinterest
Accurately identifying these people is one of the most important qualities we can develop over time. Conversely, a recognition of the ones who are directly problematic to your positive outcomes must be equally identified.
As you go through time, you will find more than your share of people who appear to be in one of these categories, but eventually reveal themselves as belonging in the other. Some people are incredibly adept at masquerading their dishonest intentions, with a camouflage of genuine nature, guised honesty, and a penchant for watching you closely, to prey upon the parts of your personality that are trusting, and are desirous of making significance transpire.
Learning how to identify who people are, and what their core intentions are, is a life lesson that is never fully learned. It is added to, on an experience by experience basis. As you try to identify at the outset of your meeting, what category some person is going to fall within, your gut instinct may often be correct, but not always.
Learn to understand people. Always ask yourself, what is their motivation for the choices that they are making under these circumstances and continually keep your guard up against marauders who would otherwise leverage your best intentions against you.
There are people of many different flavors, who don’t fall into either one of these categories. They are neither the most important people in your life, nor are they vastly negative. They may serve other purposes in your life and teach you things you may never have contemplated prior to meeting them.
People are such a wide spectrum of variables as to enable them to play many different subtle roles in your life. Recognizing these different types of roles, and how different people will fill them with their unique qualities, is an acquired skillset, and only comes after testing this determination over a large volume of people.
Once you find the highest quality of people with whom to associate, treasure them like gold, for indeed, they are even more valuable than any material possession you could ever hold to.