Moods are very easily transferable. If you are not careful your bad mood may very well affect someone very close to you in a not so positive way. This is often the case when you are around someone for an extended period of time. That is why it is so very crucial to be conscious of how you come across to those whom you spend your time with. You as a person have more of an impact than you really know. The importance of knowing how you feel around people should be a reminder to you of how to act and portray yourself. You have to power to influence someone in a good way or a bad way, it is your choice.

The way you come across to someone could be as simple as smiling sincerely at them. Smiling in itself is infectious and can be easily given to anyone. It is a free gift that is sure to brighten anyone’s day. My mother once told me that it takes more muscles in your face to frown than it does to smile. I sat and thought about what she said and found that she indeed was right. A smile could be the key factor in whether you get a job or not.

Whether you realize it or not, someone is always watching you. People are constantly analyzing you as a person. Your posture, your hand gestures, facial expressions and body movement tell a person your mood and personality. If I want to get to know someone I will examine what type of mood they are in by looking at how they treat other people. I do not want to be around someone who will belittle me and make me feel stupid. I want to be around someone who will bolster me up and make me feel worth being around. We ourselves can easily do this. Instead of telling someone that you do not like their shoes, compliment them on something you do like. For example, I think she has a couple of extra pounds she needs to lose I will tell her something like “Oh! I love how your dress falls so nicely on you, it is very slimming.”

You yourself can protect yourself from other people’s bad moods. It is simple really, all you have to do is put in your mind how you want to feel before you are with this person and you will be less likely to be influenced by their mood. Like one of the students in our class was saying, make a game out of someone’s bad mood. Count how long it takes them to be put in a bad mood then confront her about it. Say something uplifting and say something good on the subject. When tempers rise it is usually because there is tension or a disagreement so try to get their mind on to something you both agree on. Her mood will change when you say something uplifting or good about the subject. If you find their mood is not something you like to be around then you have the power and influence to change it. It is completely up to you.

I have talked a lot about how important moods are because I feel they really are very influential. Just the slightest change in your mood could affect someone else which will affect someone else and so on. Keep in mind that there is always someone out there watching you and how you come across could be a very big role in their life.