Four types of people in your life.

More often than not, you will have four types of people in your life.   

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First would be the people who will be ‘happy in your happy times’ and ‘neutral in your sad times’. They are fair-weather companions – they will celebrate with you, but won’t go out of the way to be around when the chips are down.

Second would be the people who will be ‘neutral in your happy times’ and ‘sad in your sad times’. They are bad-weather companions – they will be there when chips are down, but won’t be around to raise a toast or give high-fives.

Third would be the people who will be ‘sad in your happy times’ and ‘happy in your sad times’. They are our usual pseudo-companions – they will avoid letting you know that they are of this type, but you will realize it sooner or later.

Then there would be a fourth type – the people who will be ‘happy in your happy times’ and ‘sad in your sad times’. These are the people who you can call genuinely ‘your own’. This type is rare, special, and now close to extinction.

If you have someone belonging to this last type, don’t just thank that person or God. Rather, reciprocate by being the last-type to them as well. As that’s when you will realize why this type is close to extinction – not because it is tough to get one of this type, but because…

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…it is tough to be one of this type. 🙂

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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