Friday, September 5, 2014
The influencers and the influenced
Are you the easily influenced or are you the one who influences people? This question you can ask anybody and they will say that they are mostly the influencers but they may not realize that they are also influenced in many ways throughout their lives. From the day you are born you are influenced not only by your parents (well mostly) but by your aunts, uncles, grandparents and when you reach school, you are influenced by your teachers and your friends. You develop some habits which you have acquired from your friends or you copy what your parents do every day in their lives since they are the people with whom you spend most of the time. When you grow up you are at the same time being influenced but also you have an impact on other people who may be younger than you to influence their behavior, like you can be uncle or aunt to your nieces or nephews or a big sister or a big brother and you try influence your younger lot to behave or follow their steps good or bad. When you get a job, you are the ones who are influenced by your bosses and maybe one of the colleagues is assigned to you to mentor or teach you the ways of the business. In this case the first job you have a major influence on the rest of your work life as you learn how to interact among your co workers and clients of the business. No matter who you are and what you have become in life, at one point in life you have been either been influenced by others or influenced others with your behavior.