(SELF) Why do we put everyone into boxes?
What is a personality? Is is that we all have one defined personality or do we have multiple personalities tailor-made for multiple situations? Why is it that we classify people based on one characteristic such as for example, 'he is the extroverted one while his friend is the introverted one.' It is impossible for us to be defined with just one personality trait when our lives are so unique and filled with different situations. Personally, I believe that we all have a different personality depending on the circumstance that we are faced with. For example, if you meet a new person and they may come off as rude to you, most people in that situation would just assume that it is just the nature of that person to be rude. However, it may be possible that something unfortunate happened with that person and they weren't themselves on that day. It could maybe just mean that they removed a little bit of their frustration on you. That one situation cannot define their whole personality. A personal example would be that I love meeting and interacting with new people. I believe that there is always something incredible to learn from new people and you can provide, as well as gain, value from anyone around you. However, there are certain instances where I just need some downtime or alone time. If a new person interacts with me during this time, I may come off as a little cold or rude. Does that mean that I am a reserved person? Not at all. Don't make up your mind about someone with your first impression. Human beings are complex individuals. Give them that chance to get a better idea because you never know, that person who you dismissed because of a bad first encounter may just be your next best friend or partner. Therefore, stop boxing people up within that one personality and realize there is more fluidity to a person than the one characteristic that you define them by. - Devesh Tilokani, Founder & CEO We, at Progressholic, hope this article helps you within your daily life. Share this with someone to pass on the wisdom and help someone else improve in their journey!