I See Things In People That They Don't Even See Themselves

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    Why People Do the Things They Do

    Like some of the other writers on here, I agree that people often do not see some of their most positive attributes. Barring grandiose, narcissistic types, I believe that many of us tend to be more aware of our shortcomings and our failings rather than our strengths. Perhaps that...
    femme7 femme7
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2008

    A Balanced View

    It has always been pretty easy for me to see both the good and bad sides to people. Everyone has something good inside of them, and everyone also has something to be weary of; I learned this a long time ago, as I'm sure many others have, as well. I think that the ability for me...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    A Strange Side of Me

    It's a hard thing for me, most of the time. People tend not to take me as serious as they probably should. The things I see in people can be subtle and small, but sometimes they matter. They really do. Sometimes I see things in people I know they would see too if they had the...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2009

    I See You!

    Many people, awesome as they are, sometimes fail to see it. I do understand it. Sometimes it's hard for us to see our true selves. And it's often through the eyes of others that we can see ourselves. :-) But I do see how awesome my friends are, even though they can't always see...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 17, 2009

    I See Things In People

    I see things in people,Sometimes,They don't even see them,Until I point them out,And when I do,They are forever thankful,As they learn to capitalise,On what I've told them.
    startinover1 startinover1
    46-50
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    I Can See Through People In A Conversation

    I think i have an ability to see through people in conversation, like what they want, the problem areas it can be really wierd sometimes bcoz i can find about a person more than he really knows, eg if i talk to someone about lets say an assignment i can find out their nature a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Aug 25, 2010

    People Are Generally Their Own Worst Enemy.

    So, most people never believe the best about themselves.  Very often they fail to see things that others can see about them!  I try to live life seeing the best in others and in all situations, so I try to look for the good in people. 
    weareonespirit weareonespirit
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2008

    Esteem

    Unfortunately most people are very negative about themselves and tend to be their own worst critic.  Somehow, in being brought up not to be arrogant or big-headed if we want to be liked, people do a 180 degree turn and instead become self-depreciating, and even self-loathing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 24, 2008

    Risky Behaviors...

    Sometimes I just feel like writing and I guess this is one of those nights. I think some people are natural risk takers and some go through life very cautiously. Risk taking is defined as, "engaging in any activity with an uncertain outcome." Researchers don't yet know...
    AlienAutopsy AlienAutopsy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2008

    Everyone Has Something

     I can always see something in people, even when people insist that they are nothing.  and sometimes it's so FRUSTRATING that I can't just make them see what potential they really have.  But they will discover it eventually, I just wish it was sooner rather than...
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2008

    Every Day May Not Be Good But,there Is Good In Everyday

    It's amazing really.Sometimes I see right through a person.It's like by just their way of speaking I know how they are.I give everyone a chance because no matter how big and bad you are,there is a part of you that has kindness.Most people don't even know themselves,or their...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2012

    Didn't See It Comming

    I never expected to be "sensitive".  I never intented to see the best in people.  But, as fate would have it I got a job in sales...another thing completely unanticipated.  Over the years I found that I had to read people and that hard as I might try they...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    Sometimes

    Sometimes,I see things,In people,It's strange,These things,They haven't seen,Until,I point them out.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2012

    The Hero

    I sat in the car with him and looked at him. I looked thru his eyes and saw his soul. I asked him how he felt about himself. He said "I feel normal, like I am just another person working in the world. Why?" All I could do was look at him and smile. He doesn't know...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid
    26-30, F
    Jul 30, 2008

    Mostly Mental Issues

    I am always able to track down the tiniest little bit of a mental issue in people. I watch them, I get to know them, I analyse them and then I'm able to explain them why they do this or that based on the psychological disorders that I've learned a lot about since I got sick. I...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2007

    Like Many Others...

    In my case, it's not a broad spectrum kind of thing.  It's more about how I can see things in people in relation to myself.  Not only in a dating/romantic way though.  I can see...this sounds stupid to say...but I can see what effect I will have on people...or what...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19, 2009

    Answer This.

    What have we done with the desire to help others? Have we turned it around, sending it on its way down a long and lonely path? Or have we turned it into something that will suit our needs better? Have we become so selfish that we don’t see the needs of...
    Kindamagic Kindamagic
    36-40, M
    19 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Depth.

    Depth. Character. Kindness. Warmth. Integrity. Strength.
    justjudyblue2 justjudyblue2
    36-40, F
    Jun 2, 2008

    #

      Your Life Path Number is 9 Your Life Path Number represents the path you should take through life and the talents and skills you have to make your journey a rewarding one. A 9 Life Path will lead you to look at all with love, compassion and tolerance. You will explore...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 13, 2010

    Very perceptive

    Whenever someone does something (now I don't mean literally every single time) there is a reason deep inside, in the heart or soul. I often can see these reasons, and sometimes point them out to help the person. I have to use discretion because some people are not open to hearing...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2011

    Very Often.

    Most people I know are always so pessimistic about themselves, whether as a whole, in appearance, or whatever. Personally I think they need to relax and realize how beautiful they all really are. Just being with them I can tell how amazing they are.
    HazelMustang2012 HazelMustang2012
    16-17, M
    Jul 17, 2008

    Those We Could Love We Look with Suspicion..

    I actually see the good in people. I never see the bad because thats what keeps them away from you . some people aren't aware of this they put them selves down and drag them selves any where they go . I dig deep inside of them and find the seed that needs to be grown and the life...
    AnaRosa AnaRosa
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

    How can't they see the very basic truths about

    themselves! I can't and I don't intend to hurt anyone but sometimes I really can understand the urge for using violance to communicate with the person. I can see and when they don't, I feel very disappointed. People are weird.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    Mar 9

    I Do, But I Usually Keep It To Myself

    Even if a friend tells me to be honest with her about the flaws they are oblivious to, I tend to try to avoid answering any questions. People get way too defensive & I more than often get my head bitten in spite of any previous encouragement to be straight up with them about...
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

    I'm Never Right

    It's odd.  I'm never "right" about things.  I don't have good luck and history shows I used to trust people I shouldn't have.  But on some level, I'm right about things I see in people.  9 times out of 10 though, I keep those thoughts to myself...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2009

    Odd....

    It's a weird thing, I know. But if you just let me talk to someone for 3 minutes then I know them, and i know where they're darkness is or light, and I know whether they care or not, whether they lie or not, and i know how to change them. It was a scary thing for me, when I...
    ROCKjunki42 ROCKjunki42
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    It's Not That Hard

    The hardest person to see clearly is ourselves, so it's pretty easy to pull this one off.
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    Jul 14, 2010

    I Just Don't Get It

    I have the honor of knowing so many wonderful people.  It absolutely baffles me when I see how little some of them think of themselves.  They may have different interests, but every one of them is smart, funny, interesting, loving, caring, kind, and so much more. ...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Feb 23, 2008

    I See It!

    I see in you what you are.  You have been belittled by her so much you have lost the real you!  I wished that you could see all the good in you that I see.  I dream that you are happy again.  I know your not mine to have but I still want to see you happy. ...
    tks tks
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    Just observing someone's actions & talking them,

    actually making conversation that means something, goes a long way
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Mar 10

    Failing

    It seems to me that I fall in love with people who don't love and may even hate themselves.  So no matter what good I have to say and no matter what I see in them.  They never will believe it.  So no matter how much I try I will always fail because they'll never see what I see...
    Elatedtobe Elatedtobe
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2011
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