What Makes A Good Qualities For Getting Along With Others?

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Getting along with others is easy as long as they get along with me! This seems to be the attitude of a lot of people. Unfortunately or fortunately, life doesn’t flow efficiently with this kind of attitude. To get along with others requires many things; one of them being cooperation among each other. As much as we want things to be done the way we want it to be, the reality of it happening that way is very slim to not at all. Cooperation is fundamental in getting along with people in every aspect of life. Working together to accomplish a mission helps the entire situation easier and for a smooth transition. Our attitude and how we approach the problem or situation often influences the behavior of others. Norman Wright (1989) said, “Vital qualities for getting along with people are genuineness, love, and empathy”. These are qualities that impact ones emotions during interactions with others. Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” (goodreads.com) Part of caring is being able to show that you are genuine. Phoniness or lack of sincerity quickly shows itself when interacting with others. Equally destructive is having a hidden agenda or ulterior motive under the guise of helping someone. Showing someone that you truly care means accepting each other just the way we are, not how someone else wants us to be. Accepting someone just as they are is love; Agape love the way Jesus loves us. This
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