This is the era of social media, and if one thing characterises this Facebook-Instagram generation, it is facile judgements.
Ostensible appearances and the number of likes you get on social media is all it takes for someone to evaluate your worth. No wonder why Black Mirror’s episode Nosedive was such a hit.
Quite often the people all over the world act shallow and quite a terrible.
But we are not here to talk about the negative.
Every individual is unique in their own way and given the right place and time, even the most mundane looking person can surprise you.
One needs to appreciate the inner values and qualities of an individual before evaluating them.
Here are the qualities/characteristics that one might overlook/underestimate in people. We have arranged them and classified them according to the signs of the zodiac.
In chronological order then:
People might call you mercurial and volatile and unpredictable, but if there is one thing in you that they overlook, it is your resilient determination.
You won’t quit if you get into something; be it a job or a relationship.
Once you are in, you will see it through. And your competitiveness and combative attitude helps you with that.
What people don’t realise about you is your temper. Your rage can throw people off the edge and once you charge there is no stopping you; not the situation, nor the relationship you share with the person you are mad at.
People think that you are like a blowtorch burning through relationships like butter; that you can never really make up your mind about what you really want in a relationship.
Thing is, you are the sort, who, if in love, will go to immense lengths for their partners.
When you say you love someone with everything you have, you mean it.
There will always be people who will question that; undermine it, subvert it and distort it, and this may cause turmoil in your life. But it will be clear to those who love you.
You work harder than ten of your compatriots combined.
You have the brains and the brawn and deserve all the recognition you get and more.
You are observant and highly analytical.
You can easily deduce why people do what they do and why they behave the way they do.
Which is probably why people try to discredit you: because your deduction makes them vulnerable and predictable.
You come across as someone who is rational and justice-driven; not given to excesses when it comes to anything, especially romance.
But you are a softie inside, who loves to cry when the hero kisses his bride at the end of a sappy movie.
This is an aspect of your temperament people might normally ignore, but when you love, you love entirely.
Similarly if you don’t, you simply don’t.
People normally assume that you don’t let things and people go.
This might be true, but if you feel that they are unhealthy influences in your life, you will cut them off with the biggest pair of shears you can find.
You have no difficulty cutting people off from your lives who deserve to be.
Given the Bohemian in you, you keep shifting places and friends.
This can make you feel terrible and lonely.
And often it will be because of something you did.
Having a mercurial temperament comes with quite a lot of emotional baggage, something you might just not be equipped to handle.
You are frugal in your daily life. This might be mistaken as miserliness.
You have a hermit in you and people quote often overlook that in you.
Your fear of commitment is grossly exaggerated. You are nowhere as free-flowing as people assume.
You might be called weak and fragile, but you are one of the most patient people around. And there is nothing weak or soft about that.