Keep these points in mind when dealing with people: first, the other fellow is important. Emphatically, he is important. Every human being
is. But remember this, also: You are important, too. So when you
meet another person, make it a policy to think, “We’re just two
important people sitting down to discuss something of mutual
interest and benefit.”
A couple of months ago, a business executive phoned to
tell me he had just employed a young man whom I had recommended
to him shortly before. “Do you know what really sold
me on that fellow?” asked my friendhttps://www.misociallife.com/ten-steps-to-win-the-heart-of-friends/. “What?” I asked. “Well,
it was the way he handled himself. Most job applicants when
they walk in here are half scared. They give me all the answers
they think I want to hear. In a way, most job applicants are
a little like beggars-they’ll accept anything, and they aren’t
“But Tom, handled himself differently. He respected me, but
what’s just as important, he respects himself. What’s more, he
asked me as many questions as I asked him. He’s no mouse. He’s
a real man, and he’s going to do all right.”
This mutually important attitude helps you keep the situation
balanced. The other fellow does not become too important
relative to you in your thinking.
The other fellow might look frightfully big, frightfully
important. But remember, he is still a human being with essentially
the same interests, desires, and problems as you.
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