Why You Should Recognize Verbal Jabs but Not React

Verbal jabs are comments which hint on a weakness, misdoing, or sensitive topic of yours. These comments are meant to elicit a response of revenge or anger by design, and are typically effective in doing so. The potency of verbal jabs stems from the fact that they are often implicit in how they’re delivered. It takes some … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Ask Onlookers to Back Up Your Opinion

Picture yourself witnessing a heated debate between two acquaintances. As the conversation rages onward, their disagreement seems to keep swelling. Feelings are getting involved, and both people fear their opinion being labelled as wrong by others. In your comfortable state of being an objective onlooker, you’re free to think what you want of the disagreement … Read more

Why You Should Remember One Thing Before Showing Off

It’s normal and healthy to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’ll show up to work with a new shirt one day, to the compliments of those around you. Then, just when others thought the show was over, you’ll bust out your new coffee mug. For the purpose of this article, showing, and showing off … Read more

Why You Should Be Careful Being in First Place

The times when we come in first feel good. These wins may be big or small, but the feeling of being ahead of others is as addictive as it is desirable. There’s no reason for it to not feel good, as we’ve got no one else to beat when we come in first. One thing … Read more

How to Be Taken Seriously by Those Who Fail to Consider Your Input

The feeling of not being heard by those around you is demotivating, lonesome, and depressing. People get caught up in their habits, and their habits may include ignoring those who come to them with new ideas. The fresh takes you have on life will be ignored by those who get stuck in their old ways. You’ll … Read more

Why You Should Tell Them They’re Ahead of Others Their Age

Depending on the circumstance, how much we’ve achieved for our age can be a point of pride as well as a cause of shame. We’re often interested in reading about the youngest billionaires, the successful child actors, and upcoming athletic prodigies. Humans have a fascination with those who achieve extraordinary results at a young age … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Refute Online Criticism of Your Work

Disclaimer: A clear distinction should be made between responding to, and acknowledging, online criticism. This article does not suggest you ignore truthful criticism and never attempt to improve. Rather, it aims to raise questions as to whether vocally refuting false / malicious criticism is beneficial in any way. The current model of online social interaction … Read more

How to Take Risky Actions Properly

Traits like courageousness and bravery are either acquired or learned by a select few. If a person lives a life filled with authentic lessons of courage and bravery, then they understand what it means to turn thought into action. Many live comfortable lives commuting to work during the day and running errands around their professional schedule. Though … Read more