23 Relationships Principles


How many more centuries do we need before we learn to understand these simple truths?


  1. The mirror principle. Before judging others, you should pay attention to yourself.
  2. The pain principle. An offended person offends others.
  3. The principle of the upper road. We are moving to a higher level when we begin treating others better than they treat us.
  4. The principle of the boomerang. When we help others, we help ourselves.
  5. The principle of the hammer. Never use a hammer to kill a mosquito on the another person’s forehead.
  6. The principle of exchange. Rather than putting others in our shoes, we have to put ourselves in their shoes.
  7. The principle of learning. Every person we meet has the potential to teach us something.
  8. The principle of charisma. People are interested in the people who are interested in them.
  9. The principle of 10 points. Belief in people’s best qualities usually causes them to show their best qualities.
  10. The principle of confrontation. First, you must take care of people and then confront them.
  11. The principle of a stone cliff. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.
  12. The principle of an elevator. In the course of a relationship, we can lift people up or take them down.
  13. The principle of situation. Never let the situation mean more to you than a relationship.
  14. Bob’s principle. When Bob has problems with everyone, the main problem is usually Bob himself.
  15. The principle of accessibility. An easy attitude to yourself helps others to feel at ease with you.
  16. The principle of the trench. When ready to fight, dig a trench big enough for a friend to fit in.
  17. The principle of agriculture. All relationships need to be cultivated.
  18. The principle of 101 percent. Find 1 percent, with which you agree, and send 100 percent of your efforts to cultivate it.
  19. The principle of patience. Travelling together with other is always slower than traveling alone.
  20. The principle of celebration. Genuine verification of a relationship is in not only how loyal we remain to our friends when they fail, but also in how much we rejoice when they succeed.
  21. The principle of friendship. In any conditions, people will seek to work with those whom they like.
  22. The principle of cooperation. Collaboration increases the likelihood of joint victory.
  23. The principle of satisfaction. In a good relationship, the parties get pleasure from simply being together.