Describe a time when you were friendly to someone you didn’t like | Cue Card | Sep-Dec 2021

Describe a time when you were friendly to someone you didn’t like
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You should say:

when and where it happened

who this person was

why you didn’t like this person

and explain why you were friendly to this person on that occasion.

Generally speaking, it is actually quite a challenging task to become friendly to someone if we don’t like him or her. I also faced such a challenge about a year ago, and today, I would like to share that story with you.
In my family, I have a relative who is a kind of ill-mannered man and elder in age. So, I cannot tell him about his sick nature and consequently, I have to be nice to him always. He is skilled in making trouble among the other family members and most of the time he brings some false allegations against us. He lives adjacent to our apartment block in the town with his own family.
I cannot like or prefer the uncle for his weird behaviour. He always tries to create confusions among his surrounding people and he finds an invisible delight in doing so. Now, all of the family members of my family have become aware of his attitude and behaves.
Once he brought a false allegation against me and he reported the issue to my parents. But fortunately, I became able to prove that the allegation was false. The uncle alleged that I had broken a vase at his apartment on a specific event when he invited some of the guests including our family members. But I denied the allegations and proved that I stayed for a few moments at his apartment and I did not enter the room where the flower vase was kept. I had to take a leave from the party due to my academic engagement.
When I turned successful in proving the issue, he changed his tone and said that it was his mistake to blame me. He also apologised for his mistake. It is his habit to seek apology when he is proved wrong and then imposed the blame to someone else. As a result, the innocent relatives of the family turned tired of on him.
Despite all the negative doings, I still have to be nice to him because he is the older than me. My parents have taught me to be nice to everyone regardless of age, gender or class. I never misbehaved with him after the allegation and pay proper respect.


1. Why are people friendly with the person they don’t like?

Sometimes, people have to be friendly to someone they don’t like, because they feel they might need a favour from the person in the future and if the person knows that they don’t like him or her then he or she not assist them.

2. What kinds of people are usually friendly?

I think extroverts are generally friendly and they also tend to have a wide circle of friends. Since you are so good at meeting new people, striking up conversations, and you genuinely enjoy the company of others, it probably is no surprise that making friends comes easily.

3. What are the differences between being friendly and polite?

Polite refer to showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.;  Friendly means acting in a non-threatening manner toward and/or showing kindness to someone, as a friend would behave.

4. What do you think about people who are always straightforward?

A straightforward person can speak their mind no matter what the situation is, and whatever the consequence might be. These people are fearless and confident and never give other people the wrong ideas about themselves. They also possess a sharp tongue and caustic humor which lands them in very difficult situations.