There is “The Golden Rule” (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you) and then there is the “Platinum Rule”
Do Unto Others as They’d Like Done Unto Them
Years ago I read the book by Tony Alessandra and Michael J. O’Connor about the four basic personalities and how to see people differently, understand them better and deal with them in ways that they would want to be treated. It made a lot of sense, and honestly, it helped me understand my husband better – he wanted fast, goal-orientated interaction whereas I was slower paced and focused on harmony. As soon as we both understood that we were treating each other the way we wanted to be treated and not the way the other person wanted to be treated, it made a world of difference.
It is all about empathy. Understanding others. Here is…
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