Why We’re Irked by People Who Embellish an Accent (Posers)

You’ve likely noticed someone adopting an accent a little bit too quickly after visiting another place on Earth. These happenings are common enough to be recognized as a pattern, but rare enough for us to not think too much about. All we know upon the realization that someone’s accent may be played up, is that … Read more

How to Handle Running Into Someone You’re Avoiding

There are hills and valleys to the relationships we have with people. Your friends will tire you out, and your colleagues’ jokes will leave you bored. We sometimes willingly avoid those whose company we generally enjoy. Other times, we avoid those whose company we don’t enjoy at all. We avoid people for a variety of … Read more

Why You Should Switch Seats With People Who Want to Sit Together

You’ve likely witnessed a few glimpses of human sympathy peak through monotonous and systemic travel processes. The act of commercialized travel is – appropriately – a computerized, calculated, and meticulously managed one. For someone who may be a fan of a more professional, controlled, travel process, acts of randomness are often a nuisance.  The efficient, … Read more

Why You Should Hear People Out in Full

You’ll meet people who know less than you in certain facets. The people you interact with may not know that you used to study the piano as a child, and just how wrong they are in their discourse of music theory. Some may not have any idea that you’re in fact a skilled computer coder … Read more

How Cursed Disagreeable Narcissists Really Are

The reluctance to apologize for things done wrong is a bitter character trait. A person achieves narcissistic status when that reluctance grows into blatant refusal. This article is about the self-sabotaging traps of constant narcissistic disagreement. The ones who understand agreement to signal loss and argument to signal triumph blindly curse their own existence. Their … Read more

How to Deal With a Friend Who Bullies Others

Being friends/acquaintances with a bully is a bad look. The friends we choose in life are never perfect. There will be traits you see in friends which can damage your relationship with them as well as your own reputation in the eyes of others. Being friends with a bully is a bad look because it … Read more

How to Make Elderly People Like You – and Why You Should

You Already Know the Lessons That the Elderly Teach Kids, often unwillingly, are forced to say hello to the scary elderly man sitting on his rocking chair when they visit for dinner. They become shy; a little scared, and hesitate to embrace those who’ve lived life for a long time. As these kids grow older, … Read more

How to Avoid a Common Pitfall During Small Talk

Small talk is a dance in which initial impressions of the conversation you have with another individual are set.  That dance includes using many seemingly thoughtful and personal questions as trivial rituals to get into the meat and potatoes of a conversation. The behavior of small talk thereby reassigns personable questions to simply serve as … Read more