What they DON'T do is ridicule, diminish, critique, manipulate, evade, engage in bogus flattery, or appear secretive.
On the contrary, they...
- Speak clearly and precisely, avoiding a bunch of gobblydygook.
- Engage others fully, even when the interaction must be brief.
- Express genuine interest in others (and remember quite a bit about the other from engagement to engagement).
- Practice transparency and openness in the extreme.
I repeatedly walk away from engagements with these kinds of folks feeling better, affirmed, appreciated, calmed, blessed - as if the beneficiary of a having had a healing balm applied. Nice skills set, huh?
Think I'll try to add more folks like that to my tribe...