We perceive things and we project things.
We often will project our good qualities on to others and see our good qualities in them. That’s very common. Have you noticed that when you’re happier, everyone else seems happier to you? And when you’re in a bad mood other people seem to be in a bad mood as well. That’s not always 100% accurate, but there are some tendencies here towards projection.
We were taught in school that 70% of what someone says to you is their projection onto you.
With that means is that all the wonderful things that you see in the other person, are also in you. As you improve your relationship with yourself and see more beautiful and wonderful things in yourself, you’ll also see them and other people with more regularity.
Is that something that you value?