How Do You See Others?

A life-changing way to view others

Bill Abbate
6 min readFeb 12, 2022


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Did you know there are several ways you can choose to see other people? Depending on how you see them determines the course of your relationships. This is true for every relationship in your life. As your relationships go, so goes your life!

The way you see other people affects your life powerfully, yet few seem aware of this fact. It not only affects the life of every human being but is especially important if you hold a leadership position.

A person or an object

Two basic ways to see a person when you interact with them are either as a person (a human being with value and significance) or as an object. To see another human being as an object (to objectify them) is to make them something less than, or other than a human being.

According to the Oxford dictionary, the first definition of “objectify” is to “degrade to the status of a mere object.” We have heard this term used for some men’s view of women for many years. Did you know that objectification of others is a common problem in today’s society, not just for men towards women, but for all people regardless of their sex?




Bill Abbate

Leadership Writer and Editor in ILLUMINATION, Leadership/Executive Coach, Author