In Defense of Aloofness

Don’t assume aloof people think they’re better than you.

It’s not that. They don’t like small talk. And they especially don’t like gossip.

Don’t ask yourself why an aloof person doesn’t like small talk or gossip. Ask yourself why you DO. And ask yourself why you call it a weakness, rather than a virtue, for a person to eschew these things.

We can all hopefully agree life is short, and important. If so, then small talk makes little sense and gossip makes none at all.

If you find someone aloof, don’t dismiss him with hostility and defensiveness. Consider more interesting topics. In the long run, you’ll benefit most of all.



Follow Dr. Hurd on Facebook. Search under “Michael Hurd” (Rehoboth Beach DE). Get up-to-the-minute postings, recommended articles and links, and engage in back-and-forth discussion with Dr. Hurd on topics of interest. Also follow Dr. Hurd on Twitter at @MichaelJHurd1, and see “Michael Hurd” on MeWe.