Scrabble: A Gift That Can Spell Character
Scrabble is an Extra-Ordinary Gift!
Game time is an excellent opportunity to learn more about other peoples' backgrounds, their likes and dislikes, as well as their personalities. Also, if we are smart, we will take a chance to examine and refine ourselves in the process.
To get the most out of games we can be on the lookout for integrity, character, and other significant qualities while playing with individuals and in groups. Both the positives and negatives are interesting in addition to important to note.
Take full advantage of the interaction that you can have during game time and learn what you need to know about people in your life. It's a great chance to evaluate who they are and what a relationship with them should look like.
Don't miss out on the many opportunities that playing games can provide for you just never know how really significant the information could be. You could possibly learn how to help someone, or even whether they can be helped.
While we're at it we can and should take a look at ourselves. Our own habits and needs can be productively evaluated if we are open to personal growth and willing to look at ourselves objectively.
The gift of a Scrabble game can give more than we might expect if we pay attention to scoring all the benefits that are available in a game. This pastime enhances communication skills while it offers a chance to communicate small details about other people to us.
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Scrabble is a Surprisingly Useful Gift
My husband and I play a friendly game of Scrabble. If one of us misses a good word then we help the other. “Look here, Honey-pie, if you do this instead of that, what happens?” We drink hot tea or eat popcorn and discuss any number of things along the way.
Both of us have very competitive personalities so games can get interesting, but we have learned to relax and laugh and enjoy some down time as we help each other hone our thinking skills and sharpen our memories.
I’ve always thought that playing a game was a great chance to get to know a person, as in to evaluate a person’s personality and character. Cheaters, angry people, whiners, spoiled brats, followers, leaders, cunning as opposed to creative, you name it and their traits can pop out in a good game. It gives us a chance to get to know more about each other and ourselves if we are willing to think through the behaviors we see.
The dance of the game is an opportunity to observe what kinds of responses you’ll get from new acquaintances in different situations. For instance, does a person reveal that they are controlling or distrustful by insisting on keeping score all the time?
As well, the casual conversation that takes place during a game can open up insights into the past, present, and whether you want there to be a future, which is of critical importance in some cases.
We might be able to determine the maturity level of a person after playing a few games. Being able to gauge how patient a person is, or whether a person is willing to have fun with something you want to do even if they are not particularly interested can be important indicators of how much time you want to invest in the relationship.
Paying attention during a game can prevent wasting time and having disappointed expectations because it can give you something to base a decision about the future on. Remembering that if you are going to grow old with someone you need a person who is willing to do things to stretch their mind, not just exercise their body in some way is useful in the evaluations.
When do you play Scrabble?
I guess that’s why it occurred to me the other evening that playing games on a regular basis should be a requirement before any relationship goes to the next level. Imagine how companies could benefit if a psychologist played a game of Scrabble with prospective employees.
Just think of the bad characters you could avert from your children’s path if you played a few word games with their new friends. How might an argument turn out if everyone were required to set it aside and play a game before resuming the issue? What insight could you gain to help a family member if you spent time on an unassuming activity like Scrabble?
One of the most important reasons to play games with little children is because they grow up. Parents need to have important conversations with older children but that's not always an easy task. The habit of playing games develops habits of conversation and we all know what a rare commodity talking with teen children is unless parents plan ahead. An eye on the future will give you patience with Candy Land and Old Maid today.
So get out your gift wrap and tape up a game, perhaps even a Scrabble game, then write "Because I want to to get to know you better!" on the gift tag. It could be the beginning of something beautiful or an opportunity to have something revealed that you need to know, and if it is returned to you next year just google in all the letter tile crafts that are available online. You’ll be hooked on Scrabble one way or another!
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