Who can figure out people?
When I genuinely believed that I had people figured out, things change and surprise me. Time and again, this happens. It’s happened more times this year than I care to remember. Every now and then it’s for the better, but mostly it is not.
I tried keeping some distance, not to the point of being unfriendly, but not making any extra effort. And when I do this, the person is question suddenly becomes extremely friendly. This catches me off guard, and I’m in a quagmire as to how to handle the situation.
The converse proves to be true more often though. Just when I think that a friendship with a person is going very well, we’re getting to be close, etc. etc., and I behave as I would with a close friend, I suddenly sense a little distance, and coolness from the person.
I always thought my people skills were good, and that I was able to read others fairly well. I’ve been proved wrong so many times this year alone that its worrying me. 2005 can only be a better year, in all respects.