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Old 08-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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I really don't think much about it. If people like me that's great, if not, I'm not gong to worry about it.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 06:20 AM   #17
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This quote is cool:
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"You were born an original. Don't die as copy." John Mason
 
Old 09-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #18
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If it really is true that people are carrying a negative opinion of you, then perhaps you should consider "why" and try to do something about it ... because most of the time people carry no particular opinion at all about the people that they meet. It pays to try to be likable. To smile, even when you're just acting, because most of the time they'll smile back.

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Originally Posted by Alfred Hitchcock's famous acting advice to Ingrid Bergman:
"Ingrid, fake it."
However, it is also quite possible that you are projecting negative feelings about yourself, into how you perceive that other people "think of you," which can become a vicious-circle waste of your time and energy. That's worth thinking about, too.

A small percentage of the people that you'll encounter are just "having a bad hair day" themselves. There's nothing that you can do about that ... except, maybe, to smile at them when you really don't feel the part. Maybe they'll smile back too. They usually do.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #19
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Is it true that if you don't care what others think of you, they'll think of you better and will have better attitude towards you; whereas if you really try to make other people like you (not by pleasing them but just by trying to behave "cool", "normal", "comfortable"), they'll see it and it will make you less desirable amongst them? They will be disgusted by this behaviour.
No.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 06:20 AM   #20
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A positive attitude is always helpful, but being a hypocrite is something else entirely and something I refuse to do in most situations.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #21
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Another appropriate quote, from Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm":
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Well, I try my best
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #22
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Thanks for all the answers, they are indeed very helpful.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #23
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{...}but being a hypocrite{...}
Just to further clarify - being hypocrite and being person whose opinion changed on certain things due time and events is not the same so if someone has different point of view on specific subjects now than before it doesn't mean they are hypocrites and also later it can once again differ due to other events.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #24
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I change my mind all the time, but it doesn't mean I'm a hypocrite. It's when you constantly believe something other than what you say that you become one. Sadly, it is necessary at times.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 05:01 AM   #25
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I change my mind all the time, but it doesn't mean I'm a hypocrite. It's when you constantly believe something other than what you say that you become one. Sadly, it is necessary at times.
This mind changing on purpose is actually needed sometimes - otherwise people won't stop bothering you..feed them what they want to get and everyone will be happy.
 
  


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