can someone be, genuinely, too nice?

@SaNdRa15 (129)
United States
March 16, 2010 11:13pm CST
Several years ago, I met the family of my sister's (now ex-)boyfriend at Christmas time. This family was not just nice, they were too nice. They almost seemed to try to out-nice each other. I believe they were genuinely trying to be nice, offering help to anything I said I needed. Can people be too nice or am I just not appreciating their attitudes?
3 responses
@haniku17 (113)
17 Mar 10
Yes, I believe there are people that are way too nice that sometimes you feel like its not real. I have met few people like that and it is really a blessing to meet those kinds of people. I guess you can feel people who are just trying to be nice. But it really cool that your sister's exboyfriend's family were nice to you.
@SaNdRa15 (129)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Hi haniku. I appreciate your response. I guess in today's society, it is easy to worry about people being too nice. I read a quote once that said something along the lines that people are more surprised these days by honesty than dishonesty. I guess that goes for being nice too.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Well there are people that can be too nice. They let people walk all over them no matter what and just smile about it, and ask for me. Those people confuse me. I guess it is commendable that they have such attitudes and are able to be so nice. I think I was like that at one time, for a minute, but I learned better after a while, that people can take advantage of such behavior. I suppose that we should appreciate such behavior. I mean that attitude is very hard to find in this very cynical world. Unfortunately, we are not the only people who might appreciate this attitude. There are people out there that will take advantage of how nice these people are. While it is great that some people are nice to the point of being too nice, they might be the type that could be subjected to scam and deceit.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
17 Mar 10
Hi Sandra... The data that you've provided here about this nice family isn't sufficient for us (the strangers on the scene) to give a proper judgment about it. I mean, some people are genuinely nice, and it is very rare to find those. Whenever someone tries to be too nice with me, I am alert. Some kind of alarm in my mind starts pinging and I feel that something is wrong here. Yes, there are many people in my life, who're nice... But one becomes TOO NICE then it is something to be considered about... have fun!