A person’s reactivity is defined as the sum total of the ways in which an individual reacts to and interacts with others. It’s one of the more difficult aspects of the self-awareness to grasp because it is so varied. It is, in fact, the only thing that is able to change.
How different people react to things is the main reason we understand the self-awareness of the different cultures we have. For example, cultures that have a long tradition of ritualistic funerals will have different ways of dealing with death. While the Japanese and Chinese are the most ritualistic, the Africans and the Indians have the most open and friendly way of dealing with death.
The same goes for us. We can learn from other people whether we’re more ritualistic or open or friendly. A person who is more ritualistic may have a sense of duty and honor, whereas an individual who is open will simply talk about whatever comes into his head.
In the same way that rituals can be used to keep people from hurting someone else, rituals can also be used to keep people from hurting themselves. It’s important to remember that people are different and that our ways of responding to others are not the same as theirs, so our ways of reacting to each other aren’t always the same.
The story starts with a group of young adults and their parents and friends. When they get to the end of their rope, they are given a group of very detailed instructions to keep on the rails until they’re ready to jump for a ride. They are then given a list of rules to follow. These rules are important to keep in mind, but when you think about it, the list of rules is a way for us to learn how we react to other people.
It’s as if the rules of our lives are rules of the game, and we think how we react to and interact with others is important as well. If we are not careful, we can easily end up not playing the game as well as we would if we had some real rules. For instance, if a child is playing a game and they get into a fight with a neighbor, they can easily end up not learning how to play the game.
So here’s the rule: If you can’t figure out how to play the game, you don’t play it. A child’s play might be a chance to learn how to play the game. A parent’s play might be a chance to learn how to make their child play the game. Another parent’s play might be a chance to learn how to make the child play the game.
Most of us have a bit of a rule-based mentality. We set limits for ourselves based on how others behave (or don’t) in certain situations. If they act mean, we may say “no” and they’ll act meaner.
When we have a reason to behave, we have a reason to act. We have our reasons to act. For example, if you’re so angry with somebody that you have to go get a drink or talk down someone, you might be less forgiving.