How to Entice People to Want to Help You

Your goals are difficult to achieve without genuine and kind help from others along the way. Our faith in humanity is propelled by people who spend their time and energy to improve a situation that the less privileged find themselves in. All people are capable of being kind, but kindness is buried deep within some. This article is not meant to encourage you to be manipulative in order to get people to help you. It is written with the goal of uncovering others’ kindness, which they may have numbed down due to their personal experiences in life. The instances that put aContinue reading

How to Discourage People From Exploiting Favors You Do for Them

It feels good to do someone a favor once in a while. We feel a sense of altruism, and perhaps increase our, “hope for humanity,” through taking kind action ourselves. You may even subscribe to a deeper meaning in your desire to help others, and doing so can become a part of your identity. What seems to demotivate those who attempt to act altruistically, is when the recipients of their help become exploitative of it. People can become too dependent on the favors you do for them, and can begin to see it as an opportunity to gain from. TheyContinue reading

Encouraging people around you to compliment the people who aren't in the room with you will make you more like-able.

Why You Should Encourage Others to Give Out Compliments

Giving out compliments is an effective way to make people like you. As long as you don’t overdo the act, showing appreciation by way of complimenting someone will encourage people to want to be around you. It will encourage them to be responsive for when you need their assistance, and will serve to make them trust you more. Compliments are powerful, and you should never shy away from voicing them when you genuinely feel complimentary toward another. With that said, this article is about encouraging those around you to give out compliments of their own. The people you’re surrounded by willContinue reading

Why You Should Thoroughly Analyze Your Own Interests

In attempts to know what people want during a particular moment in time, you should first aim to understand what you would want in that situation yourself. The obvious way to do that, would be to, “put yourself in someone else’s shoes;” a notion which can be extended to mean: an effort to become the person you want to understand. The second-best way, is to remember a time when you were in a similar situation. It is generally easier to predict the actions of people younger than us than those who are our elders, as it is easier to think back andContinue reading

Why You Should Be Careful on Your Quest for Influence

These articles are all catered towards helping you attain influence in life. Whether it be influence over coworkers in order for your ideas to be adopted, or influence over all controllable things in the universe. Humans have an extra-ordinary ability to attain power, control, and notoriety. The techniques to do so are ever-changing, and the level of power which is possible to attain in the future may have never been witnessed prior. There are people reading this who will continue to grow into powerful individuals, with their influence traveling far and wide. It is a duty of those who advise these peopleContinue reading

be weary of being discouraged by asking too many questions. remember that ego drives the answers that you hear

Why People Over-Complicate What They’re Good At

When inquiring into what others are good at, their methodology for doing what they do quickly becomes hard to follow. What are subjectively minute tasks for some, are overly complicated ones for those who’ve not yet grown accustomed to the same level of expertise. If the average person were to attend an NBA team’s practice, they would be blown away. The sheer percentage of shots going in the basket would astound them, and the low rate of error would be rather impressive. Upon being exposed to that level of proficiency, they may inquire into proper shooting form, or various drills that theyContinue reading

How to Handle Being Called a Gold-Digger

Attraction may be a science, but it sure is difficult to understand. The preferences of what’s attractive seem to constantly cycle through. You may be attracted to a potential mate’s confidence, social aptitude, and facial bone structure. You may like small noses, and may prefer those whose hair is blonde. Attraction seems to travel deeper, and change with time. A single glance from the right person, at the right time, may be attractive for seemingly no reason. The struggling artist type may catch your eye, and their tattoos may turn you on. A controversial aspect of attraction however, is one of money, andContinue reading

Why You Hate When People Show You Videos on Their Phones (and How to Use This Knowledge to Manage People)

People seldom accept having to do something without any form of push-back. That push-back is observed in youth when their parents force them to eat mom’s cooking rather than the ice cream in the freezer. Depending on the extent people were allowed to voice displeasure in their youth, their psychology in the present day seems to be shaped by those experiences. Envision yourself sitting next to a friend on a bus ride. Whilst searching for topics to spark conversation, your friend makes an honest attempt at doing so by pulling out their phone and tilting the screen toward you. They’veContinue reading

Do not tag acceptance with criticism.

Why You Should Let Acceptance Simmer by Itself

Acceptance of others’ actions is best delivered in full. You may have witnessed being complimented as a precursor to receiving criticism soon-after. People like to couple criticism with words of positivity to make their critiques sting less. Without realizing that this method actually exaggerates their words of criticism, they hope their critical messages are camouflaged by words of encouragement. Know that your words of positivity will have little impact if you follow them with criticisms too soon. Your audience will tend to focus on the negatives and ignore your words of encouragement even if those words ring true. This article aimsContinue reading

How to Critique Something Others Love

There will be times when you have to shut down others’ good ideas, reject their propositions, and critique the things they’ve worked hard in building. On the road toward the best ideas, auxiliary ones will fall by the wayside. They’ll be sacrificed for better ones to come through and become the norm. As a facilitator of positive growth, you’ll sometimes find yourself in positions that dictate you to make decisions. You can find yourself leading others, being a central decision maker, or a trusted adviser. Knowing how to critique the things that others hold dear to their hearts will be an importantContinue reading