Are you like an ‘Open Book and anybody can read it’?
September 25, 2007 11:52pm CST
Do you feel like telling otheres or do you feel that ‘You are an open book and anybody can read you’? I feel that I am an ‘open book’ and anybody can read about me, if he/she gets closer to me. Please share your thoughts with me! Thanks in advance.
7 people like this
3 Oct 07
Hi deepak, Generally speaking, I am not. Having said that, it depends on the kind of association I am with. For instance, my very close friends, which is only a countable few, can read my face totally. On the other hand, my colleagues and others with whom I share a formal rapport would have no idea at all. I am an introvert and it's really difficult for ppl to figure out what's going on inside me. But when it comes to my personal traits like my nature, my values, I think ppl pretty well guess it on first or second rendevous. Deepak, I know how transparent you are and I am sue your friends are blessed to have someone like you who never pretends and poses. That's indeed a gift and I am lucky to have that gift in the form of your friendship. Have a great day.
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• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
I am really sorry that I missed your reply. I could not see earlier. You are not an 'open book' for strangers or unknown persons, I believe. You are open to those who come in close contact with you. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ rated.
1 Oct 07
i am not but my eyes are!hahha yes it's quite true if one gets even somewhat closer to me s/he can know everything about me through my eyes, they are really not able to hold back things. it's quite bad at times because it's never good to be an openbook because then people start thinking of taking advantages of you!:/
27 Sep 07
I have a policy to tell the truth, chat about my misgivings with friends and to be open and above board about everything so I guess yes, you can read me like an open book, especially if you get close to me. Brightest Blessings.
26 Sep 07
I am not like an open book and most of the people are not able to read me easily, usually the one's that can read me are my best friends. I know that i do have the ability most of the time to read other people, but i also know that it is somthing you can learn if you put your mind into it.
• United States
26 Sep 07
everyone is like an open book....I can read everyone based on what they say and how they act.... I trust my instincts...most of the time I am right... I am sure many people can do it....and be able to read others...
26 Sep 07
Those who know me very well and get friendly with me can know about me well..I dont have any abnormal character or behaviour so that one who moves with me feel that iam a mistry.Iam simple and friendly and hence share most things with my good friends.This makes them identify quickly whether iam in a happy or sorrow mood. I also feel being open to others provides an opportunity for our friends and loved ones to know us well and build a everlasting relationship with us..
30 Sep 07
By and large yes. It is better for all those near me and surrounding me all thetime, toknow what kind of person I am so that I need not feel inconvenient to face the embassing situation. LIke I do not like jokes at office, because it spoils my concentration. Other people who know me they donot cut a joke during working hours.
• Hong Kong
26 Sep 07
Yes I think I am too. I am quite easy to read when people would like to know me. And I am not a hard to read book at all. I think it just requires a bit of effort for people to come and get to know me.
26 Sep 07
I am open to the people I am close with. I don't usually open myself to other people. I like to know other people first before i open myself to them. My close pals knows me because we been together for years.
13 Nov 12
It is fine to have an open book of your life, the word telling tales of being you. On the other hand, I think it is also better to have a piece of something to hold on, like the secrecy. We need to have mysteries in our life, people will start to feel bored if they knew everything of you.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Nov 07
Yes, I am like an open book. I cannot hide my feelings. I am sad it really shows on my face no matter how hard I try to hide it. Even happiness I cannot hide. It shows up. Sometimes I feel that it is good because if we are sad the other person can make it out. Also I feel that it is bad because at times when we really want to hide our feelings we just cannot do it. Regards
6 Nov 07
Friend, you have selected a good topic. If my associates brand me as an open book, will be correct, rather than such a discloser from me.But this way of offer to extend friendship by such self introduction is a welcome feature. Some times we are open,and other time we maintain resevation that is my life style.
5 Oct 07
I think I can hardly hide something about me...my feelings are so sincere and deep that you can read my eyes and know what I am feeling or thinking. Anyway, if this is a good thing when dealing with friends, it is not in everyday life where we can meet with lots of bad people who want only to deceive or hurt us. So I am learning how to better protect myself and my feelings. I am forcing me not to speak or smile and so on in front of others and I am trying to learn how not to burst into tears when I am sad or angry or touched by a subject because this makes me fragile and weaker in front of others even though it is only a sign of how much I feel the subject I am speaking about