Monday, February 28, 2011

Our True Character?

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~Leo Aikman


I believe when we are kind to others, particularly when they are not present, it does show our true character.

Do you believe you can tell more about a person by what they say about others vs what others say about him/her?

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  2. I love to hear compliments that others say about me...the kind of person/friend/wife/mother that I am....that feels SO good! As I've grown I've tried saying positive things to all those around me, I want to make sure they know how important they are in my life :)

    Great post and Happy monday!

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  3. I have been wanting to write a post about gossip and how harmful it is and this post kind of makes me think about that. If you don't have something nice to say about someone it really can be best to say nothing at all. I really admire women who refrain from talking badly about people even when I know they have issues with a person. Yes, I hope people say nice things about me when I am not around that would mean they genuinely like me!! ;0. lol

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  4. That is an interesting take on it! I do think you are right. I will remember that for some time to come. :)

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  5. Absolutely. I feel that if you want to know a person's true character watch how they treat people "beneath" them, not their superiors. Hope your Monday has been a little more exciting than mine! : ) Have a good rest of the day.

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  6. That's a great way to look at things. I never thought of it, but I think your right. If you judge someone by what others say about them then you are letting there opinions guide your beliefs. On the other hand, if you listen to what that person has to say about others then you are using their perception of the world as a way to judge them. I think it's a more accurate way to really know who a person is. Great quote!

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  7. Great distinction. I think so - whatever someone says about others tends to show what's in the heart.

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  8. You can tell a lot about someone integrity by what they say! =)

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  9. I really do think so. This especially strikes me in places where you'd expect people to be nice, like church!

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  10. Yes! I always think - 'if they say that about... what do they think of me?'

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  12. That's a great way to look at things. I never thought of it, but I think your right. If you judge someone by what others say about them then you are letting there opinions guide your beliefs. On the other hand, if you listen to what that person has to say about others then you are using their perception of the world as a way to judge them.

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  13. I absolutely agree with this thought. Just this past month I've been working with several people who started bashing others--bashing their work ethic, their lack of detail and consistency, etc. etc. I didn't even ask them to express their thoughts. Their comments didn't make me dislike the people who were being bashed...they made me dislike them. What a perceptive post!

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  15. I totally agree with that. Though I do think it's important to look at both what they say about others and what is said about them.

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