Friday, December 29, 2006

Nourishing persons in our lives

I just finished reading Karl Albrecht's "Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success" a few days ago. It is one of the best books I've read this year and made me cautious on how I communicate with people.

One of the tasks that Karl Albrecht asked readers to ponder on the most nourishing persons we have in our lives. This includes:
  • Most positive (starts with the best side of things)
  • Most generous (helpful with no questions asked)
  • Most reliable (who will be there for you when you need it)
  • Most energetic (vibrant supporter)
  • Most enthusiastic (zest for life)
  • Most thoughtful (always remembering)
  • Kindest (treats people with love and respect)
  • Smartest (gives advice, support, guidance)
  • Shows the most interest (shows you are important)
  • Most fun (hang out without fear of being criticised or judged)
  • Funniest (no holds-barred laughter)

This can be just one person or we have several persons in our lives that completes it. Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. is definitely one of them.