Hmmm, I hate it when you get a question like the above, and you have to pick your brain and actually “think” about how do you interact with people?
The assignment is to write a long list without thinking very much about what it is I am writing. Then, if that isn’t hard enough, I have to go through each rule and see if it is really mine or if I “inherited” it from somewhere and tend to follow it unthinkingly. Then, a second time, go through the list again and delete the rules I don’t want, letting others stand, and possibly editing/ revising a few. See how I feel doing this.
Geeish, not too hard!
- Shake hands or hug (depends on person)
- When I accept/make plans with someone to follow through with them
- Use manners
- Dress nicely
- Be approachable
- Be Friendly
- Don’t be negative during the conversation – no one wants to hear me talk about all things negative
- Be helpful if someone is lost
- Be the way I would want to be treated
- Don’t be judgmental
- Be Compassionate
- Put my cell on vibrate (and in my purse) when I’m with someone; I am giving them my full attention
- If someone starts an argument, I choose to rise above as I don’t engage
- Don’t be rude and make jokes about what someone wears or what their name or height is.
- Be kind to everyone (in honor of my cousin Sean)
This was difficult to do because I have never thought about my rules for interacting with people. This project showed me that I have basic concepts and morals that are mine and mine alone. That, I am worth being treated with respect and in return I treat the other person the same way.
I’m glad I decided to take on this project tonight, I almost didn’t.