How do you handle people you don't like?
June 8, 2016 1:29am CST
Ever since I'm sick. I become very choosy in picking up a new friend. I'm afraid they will not like me because of my current situation. And when it comes to not liking someone, I am very observant about it. If I don't like the person. He/she will not gonna hear anything from me, I will just smile and walked away. Sometimes I don't mind them and walked away. I don't like to mingle and wear plastic smile and pretend. I'm always being honest. But I have this attitude that if I don't like someone and that person talks real sense. I will give it a try to listen and talk a little. Any thoughts about this?
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• Manila, Philippines
8 Jun 16
I think not liking someone is normal. It might be because of their personality, or their behavior. It don't necessary mean that they are bad, it only means we can't stand them. It don't also mean that we hate them, it only means, they are not our type. Nevertheless, we might be wrong about someone from the first encounter, or given certain circumstances, and later, we come to realize that the person is not 100% what we always thought of him or her, then we should adjust our attitude, and give it a try. The same as we might not like someone for certain details, then later, the person change. It think, whether we like someone or not, we shouldn't completely shut them down, we should leave a tiny space between them and the possibility of friendship, just a tiny one
• United States
8 Jun 16
I just avoid and literally find ways to not talk to them. Sometimes it's unavoidable if they are in your closer circle of family or friends. There are some people I strongly dislike I don't make eye contact with them I don't even smile. I don't like pretending that everything is okay. The only time I would listen to what they say is when they make sense that's the time I make an exception.
8 Jun 16
I too had this thing with people,i used to think they might judge me. I think you should try to know a person a little and then form an opinion about him/her.Try talking about the things you like and you might end having a real conversation.And always remember,Be Honest (:
9 Jun 16
I just ignore them, like they don't exist at all. Hihi bad me! But if they will approach me, I will be nice to them. It's not being plastic but sometimes it is also good to be nice even to people we don't like. But don't expect me to be the first to make a move.
8 Jun 16
We cannot pick new friends until and unless we approach to the people we like. Friendship starts when we start talking to a new face, if we do not approach to them, definitely the other person will either think that we are not interested or we are introvert. I always prefer to keep myself to a limit when approaching to a new person cause it is really important to know the other person's behavior. And of course we can also sense on the very first meeting whether the person is of our kind or not.
8 Jun 16
Everybody cannot like everybody-this is the truth of life. Your post is somewhat confusing. You say that if you don't like someone then you just smile and walk away but would like to talk to a person whom you do not like only in case he is talking real sense. Do you see paradox in this?? Its okay to be confused like this sometimes because it lets your mind to decipher itself. My opinion is that you judge a person's worth first and then decide to befriend him/her and this case is true with each and everyone of us in the human world. Do correct me if I am wrong.