January 27, 2010
Between the lines
Some people really are “straightforward”. Frequently, this circle overlaps significantly with “socially inept”, but not always.
I can’t tell if I’ve become overly cynical, or if I’m as good at reading people as I like to think I am. I can say that only one person I knew reasonably well managed to surprise me – and that involved some pretty egregious lying by omission.
But I wonder, sometimes, if I’m wrong in assuming that everyone puts a certain spin on a situation – that one has to see through a layer or two in order to get a glimpse of something closer to the cold, hard facts.
Does everyone do this, or just me?