September 05, 2007

Rules to Understand People and Avoid Conflict

Blogger Scott Young observes that most people make the same mistakes and that these mistakes eventually create conflicts. With this in mind, he offers the following seven rules.
  1. Never Blame Malice for What can Easily be Explained by Conceit.
  2. Few Social Behaviors are Explicit
  3. Behavior is Largely Dictated by Selfish Altruism
  4. People Have Poor Memories
  5. Everyone is Emotional
  6. People are Lonely
  7. People Are Self-Absorbed
(Scott H Young via LifeHacker.)

These observations may give perspective to visitors who seem overly concerned about their relationships. In addition, these may be valuable for people to consider before beginning a mediated conversation.

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