9 things genuine people never say to others

Avatar by Brendan Brown | April 7, 2024, 10:24 am

Have you ever met someone who just feels real? Someone who is honest, friendly, and just a joy to be around…

What makes these people stand out?

Well, a big part of it comes down to the things they don’t say.

In this article, we’re going to talk about 9 things that real, genuine people never say to others.

It’s not just about what to avoid saying, but more about how to talk and listen in a way that makes you more real and friendly.

Let’s get started!

1. “You’re wrong”

Real, genuine people never flatly tell someone, “You’re wrong.” They know that everyone sees things a little differently.

It’s like we’re all wearing different-colored glasses, you know?

So instead of saying “you’re wrong,” they have a conversation. They ask questions to understand why the other person thinks the way they do.

It’s not about winning an argument for them. It’s about understanding and respecting different views.

So the next time you’re tempted to tell someone they’re wrong, pause and try to see the world through their glasses. You might be surprised at what you find!

2. “I told you so”

Genuine folks don’t like to rub salt in the wounds.

When someone makes a mistake, they don’t go around saying, “I told you so.” Nobody likes a know-it-all, right?

Even if they saw the mistake coming, they won’t gloat or make the other person feel worse.

Instead, they lend a helping hand. They help the other person get back up, dust off, and learn from the hiccup.

So, remember to ditch the “I told you so” attitude and replace it with understanding and kindness.

Trust me: people will appreciate it!

3. “It’s all about me”

Now, this one might surprise you. Genuine people don’t go around saying, “It’s all about me.”

Sounds odd, right? After all, shouldn’t we all take care of ourselves?

Well, here’s the deal: genuine people do care about themselves, but they also understand that everyone’s got their own story.

Sure, they talk about their feelings and experiences, but they don’t make every single conversation about themselves. They listen, they ask questions, and they show real interest in what others have to say.

It’s a give-and-take situation.

Remember, a conversation is like a game of catch. It’s no fun if only one person is doing all the throwing.

4. “I don’t have time”

Now, how many times have you heard this one before?

Here’s a little secret: genuine people are just as busy as everyone else, but they never use “I don’t have time” as an excuse not to connect with others.

They know that saying “I don’t have time” often means “It’s not a priority.”

Instead, they manage their time well and make room for things and people that matter to them. They show they care by making time.

So, next time before you say, “I don’t have time,” think about whether it’s really a matter of not having time, or if it’s about priorities.

Remember, we all get the same 24 hours in a day. It’s how we use it that makes all the difference.

5. “I’m always right”

Okay, confession time. There have been moments in my life when I’ve stubbornly believed that I was absolutely right.

We’ve all been there, right? But I’ve noticed that the most genuine people I’ve met don’t insist on being right all the time.

Here’s the thing – nobody’s perfect, not even close. We all have blind spots and things we can learn.

Genuine people get that. They’re open to the idea that they could be wrong. It doesn’t scare them, but rather excites them.

Why? Because it means there’s something new to learn, a chance to grow.

So let’s remember to keep our minds just a little bit open, and maybe, we might just learn something new!

6. “You should…”

Genuine people are careful with advice, especially the unsolicited kind.

They avoid telling people, “You should…” because they respect that everyone has their own journey and what worked for them might not work for others.

Instead, they share experiences, not instructions. They say, “Here’s what worked for me…” or “In my experience…” leaving room for others to decide what’s best for their situation.

7. “That’s not my problem”

Here’s a curveball for you. Genuine people don’t say, “That’s not my problem.”

Now, before you raise your eyebrows, let me clarify. This doesn’t mean they take on everyone’s problems as their own. They understand their limits and know they can’t fix everything for everyone.

But here’s the key: they don’t dismiss other people’s problems.

Genuine people empathize, listen, and show concern. They might not have a solution, and that’s okay.

Sometimes, just being heard can make a world of difference.

8. “I don’t care”

Genuine people never dismiss others’ interests or concerns by saying “I don’t care.” It doesn’t mean they must love everything everyone else does, but they respect that everyone’s unique and different.

Let’s face it; we all have things we’re crazy about, things that make our eyes light up when we talk about them.

For some, it might be books, for others, it could be football, cooking, or even bird-watching!

Genuine people celebrate this diversity. They might not share the same interest, but they show respect and curiosity towards the things that matter to others.

So next time, instead of shrugging it off with an “I don’t care,” let’s try to understand what makes it exciting for the other person.

Who knows, we might just find a new interest ourselves!

9. “You’re too sensitive”

Genuine people don’t belittle feelings.

They never tell someone, “You’re too sensitive.” Feelings are personal, and everyone has their own emotional compass.

Instead of invalidating someone’s emotions, they offer understanding and support. They treat others’ emotions with respect, knowing that every feeling has a place and a reason.

Remember, when it comes to feelings, there’s no such thing as “too much” or “too little.”

There’s only what’s real for each person. Let’s honor that.

Summing up

And there you have it – 9 things that genuine people never say.

Remember, being genuine isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being real. It’s about understanding, respect, and kindness.

After all, in a world full of copies, being genuine is truly priceless.

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