Each person ‘reads’ a situation differently. A certain action may appear neutral to one person yet to another person this same action is incendiary. This is because of our different experiences and histories.
How do you ‘read’ me?
How do you ‘read’ yourself?
Advertising is all about how people read certain symbols and signs. You can advertise yourself (or others) in a positive, negative or neutral way.
Consider these two pictures (and associated text) used by the BBC relating to the potential election of MPs to the shadow cabinet.
28th September 2010. Diane Abbott.
How did you read these pictures? Did you managed to concentrate on the attached text or were you swayed by the image?
‘Reading’ each other is something we do all the time. It is also a way that others can persuade us to view someone in a different light.
I think it’s important to be conscious of what you read and accept or reject views that do not fit well with you.
Be careful how you read today.