Our failures in human relations
Most of Our Failures in Human Relations are due to “misunderstandings”.
We expect other people to react and respond and come to the same conclusions as we do from a given set of “facts” or “circumstances.”
Almost no one responds or reacts to “things as they are,” but to his own mental images. Most of the time, a person “understands” and interprets the situation differently from us. He is merely responding appropriately to what – to him – seems to be the truth about the situation.
“How does this appear to him?”
“How does he interpret this situation?”
“How does he feel about it?”
Try to understand why he might “act the way he does”
In dealing with other people try to see the situation from their point of view as well as your own.