The Levels of Interest People Have For You

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As humans together on this planet, a big part of life is interacting with other people. I’m going to outline the levels of interest from other people along with some typical actions someone will take at that level of interest. I’m going to categorize these into groups as well. These levels CAN GO UP AND DOWN! Think of the level of interest from another as a thermometer and that interest level will continually move up and down based on how that person views you and your actions toward them and how the other person interprets those actions. That part is what is fascinating. Ready? Let’s discover the levels of interest of our fellow humans.

Love

Some of the words in this group are: idolize, adore, cherish, fondness, and affection. When someone is in this mode with another, they will more than likely want to be around the other person and the higher up this level you are with someone, the more they are going to want to be with you and have you in their life.

At the highest level of love is idolize. If you reach the level of idolize with another human being, it is because that other human being basically worships the ground you walk on. They want to be like you, learn from you, and in a relationship, want your time, affection, and energy focused on them, and they will give of all they have to you in order to win your affection.

The levels of love from best to worst are:

  • idolize
  • adore
  • cherish
  • fondness
  • affection

Friendly

Some of the words in this group are: admire, respect, care for, approve, and support. When someone is in this mode with another, they will more than likely respond to you if you try and talk or contact them. Depending on how far up or down the scale they are in this group, they will respond more warmly.

At the highest end of the spectrum of friendly is admire. If you reach the level of admire with another human being who is friendly toward you, if you keep being an awesome human, you have a good chance to achieve love status with that human.

The levels of friendly from best to worst are:

  • admire
  • respect
  • care for
  • approve
  • support

Tolerate

Some of the words in this group are: accept, tolerate, put up with, bear, and endure. When someone is in this mode with another, they will bite their tongue and choose not to confront another. A person is doing enough to be annoying or a burden, but not so much that it has completely put off the other person.

At the highest end of the spectrum of tolerate is acceptance. If you reach the level of acceptance with another human being who is tolerating you, if you keep being an awesome human, you have a good chance to achieve friendly status with that human.

The levels of tolerate from best to worst are:

  • accept
  • tolerate
  • put up with
  • bear
  • endure

Disgusted

Some of the words in this group are: hate, disgust, disdain, anger, and sick. If another human feels this way about another human, something has gone horribly wrong. Either one has committed a terrible atrocity that the other cannot forgive, or one has done something so offensive or outrageous that the other is fearful or simply appalled at the site of the other.

Thankfully, these interactions seem to be far less common than the others. In a civilized society, most human interaction is going to be at the level of tolerate and above. The highest level in this group is simple disgust. If you reach a level of disgust with someone and start being an awesome and reasonable human, you have a good chance to achieve tolerate status at the lowest level of the tolerate group with that person.

The levels of disgust from best to worst are:

  • disgust
  • anger
  • hate
  • disdain
  • sick

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