I am not good at many things. However, I am good at reading people. No matter what you say, I know what you mean. No matter how you act, I know how you feel. Though I do understand that people sometimes have reasons for not directly saying what they mean,
I can’t stand a liar.
I am not good at lying. But let’s talk about the difference between lying and manipulation. For instance, if I flake out on a friend, even if I have the intent of coming up with a totally believable excuse, I always fail miserably. With me, you will always get the hard, honest truth (unless you’re asking me if that dress makes your @ss look big). However, when it comes to work situations, for instance, I have no problem manipulating a situation to get my way.
For example, there once was a girl whom I thought was my friend. Well, it turns out she wasn’t (I have learned to trust less, as hard as it is). At first when she started acting towards me in a way I found hurtful, I was just that: hurt. But then I got tired of being upset by her. So I pulled the manager to the side one night, crocodile tears and all, and explained how I didn’t understand what I had done. I used all the right words…