What Kind of Person Are You?

A very important point made in this post to make you think how you respond next time someone confides in you!


Have you ever called someone to tell them about something that has deeply upset you and the person you called for support tries to explain the very person who upset you in the first place? Why can’t we just say “I hear you and I can see why you are frustrated.” Doesn’t taking the other point of view, even though the person doesn’t know him or her, just make the person who called feel like crap? I don’t know what other way to put it except its hurtful and leaves the caller feeling betrayed, invalidated, and maybe even wrong.

Remember, people confide in you because they are looking for understanding and support. Does that mean you have to agree with every single word they say? No, not at all. But recognize the caller is frustrated and upset and looking for a friend. It is an honor that she trusted you…

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  3 comments for “What Kind of Person Are You?

  1. May 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    I was just talking about this with some ladies today. When someone is hurting and they come to you, the first thing they need is just to know you care, for you to listen, and maybe even cry with them. The other stuff can come later.


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