Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have you ever met someone you immediately disliked?

I am the kind of person who always goes on my instincts. From the minute I meet someone I form an opinion about them right away. Of course, this opinion gets adjusted accordingly, once I get to know someone a little better. However, the first impression I from about people usually turns out to be the correct one.

Some people are more intuitive than others are, but it is also the case that some people you meet give off stronger vibes than others do. These so-called vibes, also known as impressions, or someone’s aura, can be very positive or very negative.

It has happened to me a few times in my life that I met someone who I immediately disliked. This had nothing to do with what they looked like, or how they presented themselves. They just gave off such strong negative vibes that made me go Whoa and immediately made me want to back off.

It is always hard to pin point exactly what it is that makes me react so strongly to someone right away. Regardless of what it is, I have learned to trust my instincts.

If from the first moment I meet someone I do not like them, I trust this is for good reason and I will try to stay away from them. I do not give them the benefit of the doubt, I do not give them a second chance, I just interact with them as much as I have to and then I make sure I stay the hell away from them.

This might seem a bit harsh or extreme, but it is not as if this happens to me all the time. More importantly, so far I have never been wrong about someone.

There is a reason why we have intuition. It helps us make sense of the world, and it especially makes it easier to judge certain people and specific situations, when more obvious cues fail to help us.

I think most people are intuitive, however, a lot of people do not realize this, or as is more often the case, choose to ignore what their intuition tells them. This is such a shame, because if you ignore what your natural instincts tell you, you will end up making a lot of mistakes about people or about the things you will do.

The way I see it, it is better to stay away from someone or something your intuition tells you is bad news even though it was not, than to ignore bad vibes that are correct and get yourself into trouble.


jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I've taken this one step further, that saves a lot of time: I don't like anyone ;) Seriously though, yeah, I base a lot on intuition. Although, there are some people I give a break to because they have some kind of fractured psyche that I relate to. I don't ever date these people, I'm much too needy for that, but I figure that I can be a friend. For awhile at least ;)
I've bought houses on instinct (and always made money), and other stuff too...sorry, I'm distracted by the election reports on tv.

Jonathan said...

Excellent post! I've tried discussing this with friends but they think I'm mad. "How can you judge someone without knowing them?" they'll say but it's happened to me too many times that what I've initially thought has been borne out by reality. Yes, trust your instincts all the way.