This is a short piece from the article "10 Simple Ways to Make People Like You More" from Time.com. I'm not sure the meaning of the big picture highlighted here. Does it mean the bright side of life? So that a person will be more open to others if he sees the big picture? I appreciate any answer or enlightenment you guys post.
I will admit to struggling with this one. I’m a serious person with serious concerns! (Most of the time.) But it’s better to see the big picture in life. Really serious people are essentially acting selfish because they focus too much on their personal issues. Highly likable people at work are those who can set aside their concerns and go with the flow. They’re selfless.