Being accommodating definition

20-Apr-2017 11:13

It's counter-intuitive for some and obvious for others, but people will value you more if you are less available whereas they will treat your time with increasing contempt if you can be reached and interrupted easily.

With this reputation in place, people are much less likely to try to trick you into doing what they want, and more likely to try to get you to do things with them. If you don't have much social capital to begin with, it could backfire into being ignored altogether.

Even if you are lazy and simply don't want to help right now, remember that this laziness also fulfils one of your needs - probably you need to rest or think.

ADDED: Telling people that you just cannot help _right now_ also softens the blow.

But I am an accommodating man, and we can come to terms very easily.

making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances. the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need.

physiology the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision.

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But I am an accommodating man, and we can come to terms very easily.

making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances. the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need.

physiology the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision.

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