Concept of Style / 外見と言葉と行動
Style of people, the expression of our characters, include not only preference of outfit or diet but also language and attitude.
Concept of Style is the reason why we
Knowing about the the concept of style is useful for good communications.
Understanding our own characters and others is very basic and first process of communication .
Observing carefully and objectively, guessing subjectively but rationally.
Those are ways to get an insight into the concept behind the style.
Following quotation may be useful in business, replacing winning a battle by taking a itiative in a relationship.
"If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle."
Sun Tzu, Wikiquote. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu (accessed April 11, 2012).
This quotaion may be applicable to groups, however when it comes to a person, it is difficult to know ourselves.
We can ask others about what we are, but they are not always honest(in a good way).
Even though opnions from others are always more objectve than the one of ourselves,
their words, especially ones of friends or people from work, are complimentary, polite, flattering or just diplomatic.
This is a quotation I always keep in mind.
"Men willingly believe what they wish."
Jurius Caesar, Wikiquote. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar (accessed April 11, 2012).
I am not an exception.
I don't believe anyone can be more objective than others.
We see people, meet people, talk with people.
Communication is the essential part of our life.
We try to make a good impression, to build relationships, to expand personal networks, or to make a situation a favorable one for us in business/workplace.