Character Defined … Have you heard the inspirational quote that goes something like this, “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking”? Yeah, well… that wisdom can be applied to relationships as well. You can get a good indication of the character of a potential girlfriend/boyfriend by just observing what

Character Defined …

Have you heard the inspirational quote that goes something like this, “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking”? Yeah, well… that wisdom can be applied to relationships as well. You can get a good indication of the character of a potential girlfriend/boyfriend by just observing what they do and how they treat others when it “doesn’t matter.”

What it Means:

You can tell a lot about a person’s character by watching how they interact with others. People are able to put on a “front” or a “façade” for a short amount of time (especially on date, etc.), but they will always revert back to their true character. This is a scary thought when it’s applied to relationships. Can you imagine getting engaged to a man who has been a “different person” throughout your entire courtship and suddenly becomes this irate, hot head with no regard for others? Talk about a nightmare…

This type of scenario happens all to often in relationships because people feel that they can revert back to “themselves” when no one is watching (except you) and/or there are no consequences for their misbehavior.

To avoid being fooled by someone’s “front” in a relationship, look at how they interact and treat people when it doesn’t matter. For example, your boyfriend runs into the grocery store and lets you wait in the car. As he gets all the way through the parking lot (and assumes he is out of your sight), he passes an elderly lady loading her groceries into her car. She suddenly drops a bag and her oranges roll everywhere. Does he just look at her and keep walking or does he stop to help?

Bottom Line:

Walking past a lady that dropped her oranges doesn’t make you a bad person or someone who can’t have a solid relationship.

On the other hand, honing in on someone’s actions when no one is looking is a good indicator of their true character. 

 
 

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