SEERS (Empathizer-type extroverts or ETEs) are emotionally mature beyond their years. Teenage SEERS, for example, have relationship communication wisdom beyond their years. They’re 17 going on 59! Spooky or surreal? Not at all. Just the real world, working strengths of Empathizer-type extroverts, broadcasting away on the TALK2ME© positive and effective communication system frequency.
JUST BE NICE
How do you get along with everyone? 17-year-old high school student athlete Jacob (not his real name) got along with just about everyone and every clique. That’s why I interviewed him about his peak communication performance secrets. “Seer” Jacob says these attitudes work relationship wonders for him:
• Just be nice. Take an interest in what their thing is.
• Ask a lot of questions. Be friendly.
• Don’t label because everyone is equal.
• Not judging, and actually caring about people, is the key.
• You’re not a bad person because you don’t make good choices. The choices you make are bad, but you’re not a bad person.
Do you use the power of nice or the power to ice?
LIKE PEOPLE…DON’T GO THROUGH LIFE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE
I like to get to know people. Everyone you meet has something to offer you.
No one is the same, and you will learn something new. Like people. Don’t go through life with a bad outlook. If you have a good outlook you will do good and be good. Human beings are basically good.
Do you believe human beings (including yourself) are basically bad or basically good?
I DON’T EVER SEE BAD PEOPLE… I ONLY SEE BAD CHOICES
I don’t ever see bad people….I only see bad choices. Everyone has a good side.
A little baby is not a bad baby. Zoning out the anger and making it quiet in your head keeps the stress low. You’re making a bad choice if you’re talking down about someone. Don’t join in when people gossip or gripe. I really don’t have a problem with people who don’t like me. I don’t have a problem with you at all.
Do you see bad choices or bad people who deserve to be set straight?
WISHES TO GET ALONG BETTER
I finally asked Jacob what were the top five ways we could all get along a whole lot better. What would you say? What can you do to boost your mood…build bridges of trust…maximize motivation and minimize frustrations…and live life to the fullest while traveling on the ever changing, ever challenging two-way Talk Highway. His top five picks for wishes, with the top two in bold for you to ponder, are:
First wish: ALL OF US need to try to get along better with everyone: STOP TALKING BAD ABOUT PEOPLE.
Second wish: SEE THE GOOD IN PEOPLE BEFORE YOU SEE THE BAD.
Third wish: THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE IN A GOOD MOOD MORE OFTEN.
Fourth wish: RESPECT OTHERS’ REPUTATIONS.
Fifth wish: SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND GET TO KNOW PEOPLE.
It’s not all peaches and cream, though, as Jacob shared because, “Sometimes I get distracted. Why don’t adults see the writing on the wall?”
Do you know the talk type of your teen? Thank goodness the talk technology exists to interact with the inner strengths, talents and gifts of your teenager.
Review the Seer leadership subtype report for yourself in the TALK2ME© at this link….http://www.drogrady.com/?p=416
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Dennis O’Grady delivers TALK2ME© effective communication workshops that provide a Communication Toolbox full of positive communication tools, to executive, managerial, and supervisory groups, to set people up for success. Dennis also provides private, relationship communication coaching. Your questions and inquiries are welcomed. New Insights: 937-428-0724.