I have, for as long as I can imagine, had a very sharp intuition about people. I guess it's part of the reason why I'm very good at characterization when writing. It's also part of the reason why I'm actually much more cynical than people realize.
I do, however, make an effort at seeing the good along with the bad, because I realized that not doing so would probably turn me into a hermit. Really. I have no intention of being a hermit. Although, in December, I'd relished moving to a farm veeeeeeeery far from everything. Sadly, just not far enough from everyone.
The point is. In the process of looking for the bright side, I've let my family talk me into ignoring my gut instinct time and again.
And those ones are the ones I always regretted.
I mean, no one's perfect, but some people just send alarm bells ringing. But since I know my alarm system is highly sensitive, I've been ignoring when the alarm gets triggered.
And last year, to say the least, showed me why that's really a bad idea.
So now, I'm reviewing my system. No. I'm not going to refuse to trust people. Because that just give those people who hurt me actually got to hurt me even more.
I am, however, going to pay much closer attention to the alarms next time.
Anyone else ignore their intuitions to your own detriment?