Most of us would like to believe we are experts at reading people.
There are some who have this gift. More often than not, it is a challenge to truly know who a person really is until after you get to know them.
Unfortunately, we can become SHOCKED at how they present themselves, albeit hidden beneath a facade to those who are on the outside.
I used to believe that all people had altruistic intentions, and even if they did something against another human being, they were simply masking what the true hurt was on the inside. This may still be the case.
However, through many years of relationships, I have come to discover there are people who outwardly seem altruistic, but inwardly they crave power, control and recognition at the expense of others.
In no way am I recommending not taking a risk and placing trust in others. As a matter of fact, I address trust and vulnerability in previous posts. These are still paramount and will always be critical factors in building healthy relationships. (See previous posts).
The intention behind this short blog post is simply to pass along these cautions:
People are not always what they seem.
Be careful who you affiliate yourself with.
When someone’s true intentions become clear, separate yourself immediately to protect your reputation and future.
There are two old proverbs that I choose to live by (among others), “Choose a good name over great riches,” and “Bad company corrupts good character.”
It has been too long since my last post. Look for more in the near future. It’s good to be back!