They say that you should not trust anyone, but some people are even less trusted than others because of their behaviors. You might immediately think of someone who is mean or surly, but in actuality, there are two specific types of personalities that people mistrust.
People Who are Too Nice
When a person is too nice, it immediately puts others on guard. What is it that they really want? What are their motivations for being nice? We can’t fathom that someone would be so nice for no reason, so we assume that there just has to be some type of ulterior motive behind their behavior. This is especially true in harsh, big cities like New York City and Los Angeles.
A smile and kind word can hide a world of deviation. For example, some of the world’s biggest cult leaders and rip off artists did their deeds under the guise of kind-hearted people who only wanted to help. There are some serial killers who were described as unbelievably charming. So it’s no wonder that people tend to be wary of folks who come off as too nice.
Unfortunately this is how the world works. Even folks who are genuinely being nice because it comes from their heart are usually looked at with dismay for these reasons.
People Who are Always Cracking Jokes
Another personality that people tend to be mistrustful of is that of people who are constantly making attempts at being humorous. They can never take any situation seriously, and it is unnerving.
When we were in high school and elementary school, we called these people the class clowns. They would do anything for a laugh, even if it meant failing out of school. They didn’t care about going overboard, and had no understanding of when people had had enough already.
The fact that a clown, or someone who is constantly making jokes, doesn’t seem to realize when he or she has gone too far makes many people mistrustful of them. They wonder about what is really going on inside of that strange head of their’s. It is also usually apparent that the person is masking a deeper problem.
People also don’t feel comfortable around people who are always cracking jokes because they never know when the clown will put them on the spot for a laugh. If you’ve ever been the target of a joker who never seems to know when to stop with their humorous insults, you understand this mistrust.
So if you are an overly nice person or a habitual joker who can’t understand why people avoid or mistrust you, hopefully this article will bring some things to light. It may be time to ease up a bit and stop doing so much — everything in moderation!