Psychic Traits – by Gary Smolker

Below are guidelines I use when deciding how much of my time and energy I want to invest in having a relationship with other people.

Stay Away From

  • Completely soulless people
  • People who are socially disinterested in other people
  • People who are not empathetic
  • People who don’t understand there is something “there” to understand
  • People who have no concept of the pain they cause other people
  • People who are in competition with all other life forms on Planet Earth to maximize their own gain unaware of the costs incurred by others
  • People who drain you
  • People who don’t “get it”
  • Insecure people
  • People lacking in self-confidence
  • People who lack self-esteem
  • People who don’t have a high level of self-esteem
  • People who don’t think
  • Negative people
  • People who are full of excuses
  • People who don’t take responsibility for their actions
  • People who don’t take responsibility for their own lives
  • Stay away from people who have the habit of making excuses

Seek and Embrace

  • People who are brave, honest, complete self-starters, and who require absolutely no oversight
  • People living an engaged life
  • People who are generous
  • People who pitch in
  • People who are action oriented
  • People who punch above their weight
  • People who have come to terms with the amount of self-inflicted damage incurred by poor performance
  • People who have come to terms with the amount of self-inflicted damage incurred by not taking threats seriously
  • People who have clearly defined goals
  • People who have a drive to succeed
  • People who focus their time and effort on what they can do to make a difference
  • People who can’t resist the lure of direct involvement: the adrenaline, the single-minded sense of purpose with life-and-death actions
  • Creative people
  • People who are an acceptable level of “freak”
  • People who emote the “right amount of wrong”
  • People who are sweet
  • People who are tender
  • People who have a smile in their voice
  • People who have a cheerful temperament
  • People who feel like they are fulfilling their life’s mission
  • People who “get it”
  • People who weaponize data
  • People who believe in you, and you want to have with you when you need someone you trust
  • People who inspire you
  • Positive people
  • High energy people
  • People who work at an intense tempo
  • People who don’t slack off
  • People who are “hands-on”
  • People who think
  • People who have self-confidence
  • People who are real
  • People who are honest
  • People who are sincere
  • People who know when to shut up
  • Seek to be with people you enjoy being with and who enjoy being with you

Thoughts for the Day

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” – Winston Churchill

“Love is a decision you make every day, though matter what.” – GSS

“Care only about facts.  Facts are irrefutable.  Truth that comes from facts can be difficult to accept.  But truths should not be ignored.” – GSS

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“We are anchored to our principles.” – GSS

Copyright © 2017 by Gary S. Smolker, All Rights Reserved

About Gary S. Smolker

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Every successful enterprise ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others. Otherwise, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Imagination, open mindedness and flexibility are the most important factors in unlocking potential. Those who embrace innovation, improvisation, continuous learning, time management, are action oriented, high energy, passionate, creative, purposeful and intense individuals are best equipped to succeed. We all have ideas and the ability to make progress by sharing information and our ideas and also by changing our ideas when appropriate. We should always be on the lookout for teaching and mentoring moments. We hold time like water in our hands; however tightly we clench our fingers, it drips away. But, if it falls on a seed, a seed may grow to become something that will have a positive social impact. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to learn, to innovate, to lead, to mentor and to teach. I seek to write things worth reading and want to do things worth writing about. I enjoy (a) driving a fast car, (b) having intense conversations (c) teaching/mentoring, (d) reading and (e) being involved in productive activity. PERSONAL: I believe in cultivating and backing passionate people, innovation, and old fashioned good ideas. I love making human connections and spreading good ideas. I am strongly motivated to achieve in situations in which independence of thought and action are called for. PERSONAL GOALS: I want to live life vibrantly, to be as sharp as a tack until my last breath and to change the world by being me. My personal goal is to be fully engaged in life, to lead by example, to set high standards and to continue to amass firsthand experience and knowledge in all that interests me. PERSONALITY: I love fun and mischief. I relish absurdity. I have an irreverent, facetious and satiric disposition. I dread boredom. I have spent a lifetime reading. I have no bias against people who have lived successful and/or complicated lives. I write to release tension, to get things off my chest. SOCIAL MEDIA: I post articles on the "Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange" blog at, and "Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes" at I also post images and comments on Instagram @garyspassion. CONTACT INFORMATION: Gary Smolker, Smolker Law Firm, 16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 525, Encino, California, 91436-2609, USA. Phone 1-818-788-7290, e-mail

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