Why Your Weaknesses Will Be Exploited

If you are an honest human being, you know that you have weaknesses that need work. These weaknesses are what make you work hard in order to hopefully overcome them, day in and day out. The insecurities that you hold are extremely visible to those around you. Thereby if you have identified a weakness of yours, you … Read more

How to Conceal Your Plans and Deflect Personal Questions

Summary Deflection is rooted in detachment. Study the mechanism of detachment (minimizing plans, putting things into context, making your opinions seem insignificant) to motivate others in buying the deflection. Expose what is not important to you or your plans in shiny packages. Fulfill people’s desires to know while distracting them from the full story. Argue … Read more

Why You Will Never Fully Know and Understand Anyone

You may have read or heard about the observer effect. It dictates that in their act of measuring, observers influence the phenomenon being observed. It suggests that it is not possible to observe or measure anything without affecting the behavior of that thing. We would like to extend this notion to people, on a broader … Read more

How to Deal With Being Ignored and Establish Communication

This article presents things you can do when you find yourself receiving the silent treatment and being ignored. Those in your social circle may be ignoring your calls and texts, whilst those you’re in a relationship with can become abusive in their acts of dishing out the silent treatment. In some instances, you may very … Read more

How Social Justice Causes Can Be Weaponized by Those in Power

Improved and instant communication has strengthened individuals’ capacity to start grassroots movements, hold corporations accountable, and generally speak truth to power. Social justice causes, movements, and ideologies have the capacity to become adopted swiftly. Enemies can be formed by causes of a particular nature / leaning. Individuals subscribing to the respective cause tend to adopt … Read more

Why You Should Be Careful Around Others’ Self-Deprecating Jokes

Being comfortable with laughing at yourself (your shortcomings and mistakes), is a beneficial trait to have. It communicates to those around you that you don’t take yourself too seriously. As others laugh at your expense, they counter-intuitively grow to like you a little bit more. They see you as imperfect, therefore making their own lives feel … Read more

How Blind Trust Can Inadvertently Put You in Danger

We often trust those close to us without hesitation after amassing an extended history together and gaining the understanding that these people are reliable and trustworthy. It’s important to remember that even those we fully trust can inadvertently put us in danger. Whether it’s because they trust others whom we would never trust, their own … Read more

How People Manipulate You by Regulating Their Presence (Flopping, No-Show)

Your physical presence isn’t likely to be something you’ve considered useful in making you more powerful. Those with sociopathic tendencies however, examine and exploit every facet of their existence; including the amount of time they spend with you. Individuals who seek to come out on top in every situation begin to understand the power of … Read more