Men as well as women can be hard to figure out sometimes. People in general are capable of sending mixed signals, and this type of behavior can ruin relationships. In some cases a man sending mixed signals knows exactly what he is saying and doing. He is a game player. Other men have deeper issues and cannot decide what they want out of life. Consider these tips on what to do when a man is sending confusing messages, and do not put too much stock into his jumbled ramblings. If a person has to figure out what someone is saying time and time again, they need to take a big step back anyway and consider what is really going on.
What do Mixed Signals Really Mean?
When a man is sending mixed signals, take the time to figure out why he is saying whatever it is he is saying. If it is something he has mentioned on more than one occasion, he knows exactly what he is saying, and he knows exactly what it means. Chances are that man is attempting to play psychologist, and he could be trying to send a message without saying what is really on his mind.
Open your mind to whatever his confusing messages might mean, and put the pieces of the verbal puzzle together before making positive or negative assumptions. Like women, men can change their minds as often as the wind shifts directions. One day their seemingly significant other is the most important being in their life, and the next they would rather spend time with their dog.
Do Not Let Him Call All the Shots
A man sending mixed signals might think he has his sweetheart right where he wants her – and that place is at his beacon call. When one day he wants nothing more than to spend time together, and the next he wants to be alone, find something else to do. For whatever reason, he is confused, and this results in mixed signals. Do not make this man your entire world. This is not healthy or wise. Also, do not let him make all of the decisions, and do not let him call all of the shots. Let him know you have a mind of your own and a life, and do not hang on his every action or word.
Take a Giant Step Back From a Man Sending Mixed Signals
When a man is sending mixed signals and shows no signs of clearing the air, take a giant step back. Slowly back away from the relationship, but not entirely. Do not play into his guessing games. Chances are assumptions will not be correct, and giving this man a taste of his own medicine will not accomplish anything. No one wants to play a game of, guess what I am ticked about now. It is a childish guessing game that no one will win.
Ask for an Explanation When Signals are Mixed
The best way to find answers when a man is sending mixed signals is through heart-to-heart and mouth-to-mouth communication. If something is said that does not make sense, ask for an explanation. Many times a person is taken off guard by a confusing comment. Be ready. Ask him what he means, and do not stop talking about it until clear answers are provided. If he becomes angry or upset, take two or three giant steps back, and decide once and for all if the relationship is really worth pursuing or saving.