The True Measure of Character: How You Treat Others Defines You

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

J.K. Rowling

You’ve probably experienced someone treat you like your best friend when you had something they wanted, be it access to your money, your skills or your social circle, but don’t have the time of day for you afterward.

In those moments, these individuals reveal a distinct lack of character.

Sadly, sometimes, so do we.

The first step in making positive change is awareness. Share on X

Carry a notebook and pen with you everywhere and write down any time you experience yourself treating others other than with kindness and respect.

Note any time your thoughts travel down this treacherous road, even if you don’t act upon them. The more aware you are of these thoughts, the easier it is to change your response before they even begin.

In every social situation, practice the skill of empathy.

When you operate from this mindset, you’ll naturally treat everyone you meet with kindness and respect.

A kind word to a waiter or waitress costs nothing, but given how many people treat them, you could make their day or even their week.

Recognize the value those you interact with bring to the table.

Look for and expect the best these individuals and, with rare exceptions, you won’t be disappointed.

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