Figure it out?

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.

One thought on “Figure it out?

  1. To quote one of my favorite authors, Clive Barker…

    “People are like books. when they’re open, they’re re(a)d”.

Comments are closed.