I believe it doesn’t matter who we are, or who we go on to meet, everyone has something special to give. On our parts, we must be open enough to receive it.
Every encounter we experience gives us the opportunity to look at our greater self-awareness, by showing us what we can accept about ourselves. Our behaviour will always highlight information to the other person, which is why first impressions count.
The key to greater self-awareness lies in what we can learn or know about ourselves and how we usually judge and accept ourselves. For example, if someone says something about you and you know they’re speaking the truth, but it hits a nerve, the truth can sometimes hurt.
It’s hard enough for us to acknowledge our own faults, let alone hear others tell us what they think our faults are. ‘The same point can be applied to almost any situation. Our reactions are often a reflection on how we judge ourselves and how we feel about ourselves and not the other person.’
It may also depend on who we’re talking to. We tend to judge others when we feel emotionally threatened. If we’re in the company of someone who is more outgoing than we are, we sometimes resent them being that way.
I believe our judgments of others are based on our own emotional reactions, but we must explore all assumptions and beliefs. Our judgment of others, acts as a mirror so that we get to see how we present ourselves.