Why do people sometimes act differently around certain people? Well obviously there are your comfort levels with everyone which could affect if you were to act one way or another, however I feel it stems deeper then just simply levels of comfort. I think it has to do with your own individual level of independence or dependence.
Someone who is independent, has a solid vision of their future and knows what they want will not be likely to change how to they act around anyone and will be themselves at all times. Someone who is dependent and needs someone to tell them what to do, how to do it, when to do it, maybe didn’t buy their own car…will be more likely to change how they act around someone. These types of people probably tend to not have any self direction, and are always waiting for someone to tell them what to do. Which would make it easy to conform to what it is they were asked/told to do, and will make it a habit to change what they do for different people depending what it is that specific person wanted in pervious confrontations… I like to call these types of people, sheep. As a flock of sheep need but a few to guide them, I’m afraid the same goes for independent and dependent people. For every 20 sheep there’s maybe 1 Sheppard (or independent person). The way I see it is there’s 1 or 2 captains on a sports team… only 1 or 2 captains per team in life.
You can observe just about any group of friends and it wont take long to pick out which is the leader of the group. It’s usually the one who decides what everyone is doing, starts up the next/newest slang or phrase to say, and each person of that group of friends usually wants to hang out with that person individually even when the group isn’t together. Those types of people…those leaders… have just a certain way about them that you cant deny makes them easy to attach to and want to follow, and those people are very confident. Where does confidence come from? Being independent. Not having to...
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