Did your opinion change
December 6, 2018 5:07am CST
Sometimes you meet people and instantly like them at other times you watch them and you are sure you don't have much in common with them or you even dislike them. .. Suddenly out of the blues you get an opportunity to interact with the person you thought you disliked and you realize that you have much in common with them... and you are ready to over look their flaws.. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Have you experienced it?
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
There have been times when I thought I didn't like someone to then later find out they are not so bad. I guess till we really spend some time with a person we shouldn't make snap decisions. Though there have also been times when I thought a person was nice and it turned out they were not.
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@responsiveme haven't you ever come across people who you feel you want to keep a distance from even though you have not interacted with them.. And that too for no particular reason.. I had recently written an article very close to this subject but focused on dislike and hate.. it is a very normal thing for people to feel.
@sofssu Oh dear, rereading my response I find that actually I was not very clear in my reply.. .What I meant was ...To get rid of the dislike which I had formed in my mind needs some interaction. In any case I keep working on being non judgemental
@sofssu The only thing I have noticed is as long as kids are small friendship continues but later children rule the roost in that they choose who their parents should befriend and so on. I have experienced this. On the reverse when the children leave the nests friends get closer.
I have experienced that. I have a old friend, and I meet some of his other friends when he is having a birthday party or another celebration. It is a group of 6 friends, and I liked them all except one person. He seemed unfriendly, and I had a negative impression of him. One day my friend was having party and the 'unfriendly' man and I shared the same table. When I got to know him better I really changed my impression of him and we had a lot of fun together.
@Porcospino .That is exactly what i am talking about, Just because some people, seem not too sociable or unfriendly we tend to judge them differently. Has he become a better or a closer friend to you? I am asking that mainly because I have heard that from others.
• United States
Yes, I have had changes of opinions about people before. Sometimes the change is for the good and other times, not so much. I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt. That along with the fact that I'm generally a very friendly person can, at times, backfire. Then there's the awkward moment when I have to somehow tell the person that they are not my cup of tea. Usually I just try to avoid spending much time together. That is always much easier than hurting someone's feelings.