And you thought you knew him well…

“Do you really know someone who you say you know”?                    

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We humans have such a vast mind that each one of us sits on a huge heap of secrets. And more social we become, more secrets pile up in the dark recesses of our minds. Thus, every interaction at an interpersonal level is some or other sort of an act – an act deftly orchestrated on the basis of numerous criteria and calculations. Yes! An ‘act’ is all it is…

And beneath that act, the fact is that each person has a ‘public face’, a ‘personal face’ and a ‘private face’. And further in his private space, he lives at three different levels – that of ‘actions’, ‘thoughts’ and ‘feelings’. And with so many faces and so many levels, a person always remains a mystery, with even his closest people being familiar with only one or two aspects of his personality.

The truth is that knowing a ‘dynamic, complex and unique’ entity called human is impossible. So stop believing that you know or can know someone, as all you can do is to make a choice whether you are ready to ignore all that you don’t know about him…

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…as, all you know about someone is…what he wants you to know. 🙂

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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