Why Giving Nicknames Is an Effective Method of Control

Nicknames are fun. In your childhood years, you may have had a nickname which others used to communicate with, and about, you. People who know our nickname are typically regarded as closer in relation than people who do not. Knowing and using your friend’s nickname in everyday interactions signifies a closeness which is difficult to match without a significant amount of time being invested into the relationship. Nicknames though, can serve different purposes. As life went on, people may have given you nicknames you didn’t agree with. One embarrassing instance could have given birth to a nickname which references...

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Why To Avoid Asking Leading Questions in Everyday Life

People get offended by the words in these articles, do you think you can be open minded in your analysis of these opinions? The question above is led by a comment which alludes to its desired answer. It puts pressure on you as a reader to answer dishonestly and to lead on an image that you may not be able to maintain. You’re very well allowed to disagree with the things written on this page, and it is fully your right to be close minded if you so desire. The more defined, and known, you make the correct answer to...

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How to Make the Best Impression at a Reunion

Have you ever looked at an old photo of yourself and cringed at the idea of who you presented yourself to be? You may have been your authentic self at that time, but as you’ve evolved, so have your interests, looks, and ideas. What you wore 10 years ago may look silly today. Your hairstyle may have been shaped by a wacky trend, and you may have cared more about looking good rather than looking happy. Analyzing our past self often leaves us wondering how we ever left the house looking like we did. The pain that comes with...

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How to Deliver Bad News

When delivering bad news, you risk people’s emotional response to the news being attached to their liking for you. Especially in professional environments, the delivery of bad news should be planned seriously and delivered carefully. The existence of bad news signifies the end to a battle that has been lost. There would be no bad news if you were to figure out a solution to the problem at hand. It should be said that here’s no real way to eliminate the pain of bad news one someone who holds enough stake in that information. This article hopes to remind...

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How to Lower Your Chances of Being Replaced at Work

As long as you work for an entity you don’t control, there’s always going to be a chance you can be let go and replaced. There can be many examples in which people can fear being replaced. Contract work for example, is prevalent in professional culture. Once employees come close to fulfilling their contractual obligations,  the negotiations of retaining their expertise begin. Instances of when you want to on-board as a full-time employee but your employer does not reciprocate this common interest are painful. There can be many reasons for why your employer may not want to continue their...

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People are susceptible to trading in a lot for a feeling of importance.

How to Barter Your Importance for More Tangible Perks

If you’re willing to give up some of the importance you hold in a particular domain, you can trade it for other beneficial things. Suppressing your desire to feel important is essential in developing a holistic state of mental health. Desire for importance controls the behavior of many that you know and interact with. We tell stories we are proud of, and post pictures which paint a positive picture of our lives. We yearn to be respected by the ones around us in an effort to develop a sense of meaning behind what we do. Our sense of importance...

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How to Handle Running Into Someone You’ve Avoided

There are hills and valleys to the relationships we have with people. Your friends will tire you out sometimes, and your colleagues’ jokes will leave you bored. We sometimes willingly avoid those whose company we enjoy. Other times, we avoid those whose company we don’t enjoy at all. We avoid people for a variety of reasons, thereby the mere act of avoiding an individual shouldn’t be seen as a negative thing to do in itself. Giving yourself a break from someone’s presence can serve to benefit the relationship you have with them going forward. The act of avoiding someone...

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Why You Should Admit to the Unfair Advantages You Possess

There are few interactions which occur on absolutely equal ground. Even if the factors are controlled as much as possible, life’s unfair ways seem to always make their mark on our reality. The athletes partaking in a 100m sprint (a seemingly fair and controlled competition) didn’t all eat the same thing, and sleep in the same position. They didn’t all say the same exact things to their family, and hear the same exact things from their friends prior to the race. The more you try to control the factors of life, the more factors to control you’ll find. You’ll sometimes have...

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Dealing with friend who bullies others is difficult you. You can be embarrassed and afraid to tackle their behavior head-on. This article provides some tips for how to go about dealing with friends who bully others.

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 will serve to group you into a category you might not care to be in. It can create tension between yourself and others, especially if the victims of your friend’s bullying have to interact with you in day-to-day activities. Word can spread about your affiliation...

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How to Deal With Humans’ Inherent Selfishness

Discovering others performing actions with self interest masked by a facade of altruism is a depressing realization. Though we may expect people to operate with their own interests guiding the way, we tend to hope that others sometimes care for our interests too. It is especially depressing when we discover our close friends or family members being inherently selfish in their action and thought. Though they may care for your interests when they’ve satisfied their own, some people do not fail to place their interests over ours when it is a matter of choosing between the two. This train of thought...

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