Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: How do you make others feel?
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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: How do you make others feel?

How do you make others feel? Are people genuinely glad to see you? Do they feel better or uplifted by your presence or actions?

Although I’m not perfect, I try to be a positive force whenever I meet someone in person or communicate with them through my writing. My personal philosophy is to take a genuine interest in the welfare of others. I get a sense of personal satisfaction when I can serve or encourage others through my HSP Coaching, blog, or social media.

Your life is affected, negatively and positively, by the way others perceive you. Your personal and professional relationships, your general happiness, and your self-esteem are influenced by the way you make others feel.

It doesn’t take much to make others feel better. Perhaps smiling more, giving a genuine complement, being a good listener, say encouraging words, being a good friend, or showing a genuine respect for others can make you a person that others like to be around.

How do you make others feel? What can you do or not do to make others feel better? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”…Maya Angelou

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  1. HSPTweets

    I agree ultimately it is true that “I can’t MAKE anyone else feel anything”, just as you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. A person can react negatively to me despite my honest, kind, and good intentions. They react however they react according to the circumstances, dynamics, and individual personal psychologies involved.

    However, that does not mean that we don’t have an influence on others or ‘tend to make them feel’ a certain way. If I were frequently a negative, sarcastic, cynical kind of person it would not be surprising if others feel they did not want to be around me, would it? This is the kind of reaction I would tend to elicit from other people. If I changed my attitude to something more friendly and kind I would tend to elicit a better response from others. Our grandmothers were right: You will draw more flies with honey than vinegar :-).

    I believe the intent of Cliff’s article was to remind us that we have more social influence in our lives than we sometimes take responsibility for. If we aren’t happy it can help to examine our own behaviors and how they may indirectly or directly affect others. No person is an island. And it is a lot easier to try to change ourselves than to change others. We don’t have to be inflexible jerks or co-dependents.

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