How do you understand people?

Sri Lanka
September 17, 2008 3:57am CST
In our life we met many people. Sometimes we can understand them at ones. But sometimes it takes time to understand. Sometimes we come to know that we still have not understood that person after long time. What is your experience?
6 responses
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
I try to understand people by trying not to contradict with their thoughts. I mean I try as hard as i can to comprehend what he or she is talking about and digest it so as not to create argument which he or she will not take lightly. I guess being unconditional lover or friend will help us understand more the people around us.
• Sri Lanka
19 Sep 08
That is a more humble way. What you are trying to do is avoid conflict than understanding people. Thanks for responding!
@khatri_50 (225)
• India
18 Sep 08
now a days the pepole are becoming selfish they ran after the money and not bother for friendship. i cannot understand the person in one meeting but i can understand the pepole in 4-5 meetings because the pepole are not so good within but they pretend to be good. even some person never disclose their card for very long time .they are not good friend.i have a idea in mind that never believe other .
• Sri Lanka
19 Sep 08
I would say that never believe others 100%. May be there are instances we have to believe to a certain extent. But never completely. Thanks!
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Hi there shamikabsb! We do meet a lot of people in our lifetime. One thing for sure, there is no way to understand a certain individual completely. There are things that happen to us that change us in one way or another. There is nothing permanent in this world except change. We may have the ability to understand human nature to some extent. However, I do not think that we get to understand people 100%. There is something about our existence that will always remain a mystery.
• Sri Lanka
19 Sep 08
Well said dolce! Nothing is permanent except change. So we always to understand the changes of people also but can never understand other 100%. Thanks for responding
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
I tend to understand people easily. It's a gift I guess. And it's tough having the gift because then I have to conform to what I anticipate they would think or decide or do. I try to understand how people react in certain conditions and from that, I have general view of how they interact with people.
• Sri Lanka
17 Sep 08
It's really a gift. Thanks for responding!
@joy4you (641)
• India
17 Sep 08
I don't think it is ever possible to understand someone completely, when situations change people change and we see people differently and what we thought we knew about a person also changes. Rather than try to understand a person I would say try to be understanding, hope that makes sense. Happy mylotting.
• Sri Lanka
17 Sep 08
That really make sense. Before you understand anybody you must understand yourself. At the same time is "Change" is the only aspect of things which doesn't change. Thanks for the response!
• Uruguay
19 Sep 08
Hmm i got a personal experience in this one. I tryed to understand my maths teacher like 1 year and i cant, many people have differents ideals than you, and always you have to accept them and try to IGNORE that people. But most of time i can understand all people. Have fun.