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 while they attempt to teach you what you already know. People share knowledge for a variety of returns they perceive to benefit themselves. Some may share knowledge for financial reward, some may enjoy the pride of being seen as knowledgeable, and some thoroughly attempt toContinue reading

Why You Should Notice, but Not Expose, Others’ Mental Weaknesses

Much like developing a muscular, athletic, strong body, the development of our mental strength shines light on weaknesses in others. Once you focus on strengthening your legs, and developing the size of your arms, you’ll begin to notice just how weak others’ legs, and small their arms, tend to be. You’ll realize that people tend not to focus on the same aspects of personal development that you do, whether that be in body or in mind. In your attempts to improve yourself, it’ll be easy to want to point out how others are failing to do so. It’ll be easy to takeContinue reading

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Why You Amplify The Things You Ignore

We’ve all felt the pressure to ignore things we’d rather not face head-on. You may have noticed a leak in your gutter, a squeaking refrigerator door, or a noise coming from the serpentine belt under the hood of your car. We ignore things because we don’t feel like dealing with them at that moment in time, and perhaps other moments to come. We ignore things because we perceive their effects to not be detrimental to our quality of life. The noise you hear while cruising down the highway may not be threatening to your safety at that moment. The leaking gutterContinue reading

How to Utilize Expectations as a Method of Control

There may have been instances growing up when your parents weren’t as supportive of your interests as they could have been. For many kids, these moments are heart-breaking and are the first inklings of the lonely nature of the life we live. If we couldn’t attain our own parents’ support, then whose support would we be able to attain moving forward? This lack of support, and perhaps a lapse in setting positive expectations, is a powerful deterrent to a child continuing to pursue their interests. They begin to feel that their parents don’t expect them to prevail, and their confidenceContinue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Be Quick to Use Commanding Statements

You’ll find yourself in a position of being in charge of leading others. You can be given the responsibility to lead the effort of replacing the floors in your home, after being labelled the best handyman around. You can be assigned the responsibility to lead a work-group at the office, since the work at hand deals directly with what you’re most knowledgeable about. You don’t have to set yourself apart as a leader in order to be given leadership duties in various aspects of life. Leadership skills are built quicker when you find yourself in leadership roles without experience. ThisContinue reading

How to Talk to Novices About Things You’re an Expert In

People have varying passions and differing skill-sets. You’ll go on to become better at some things, whilst getting worse at others. You’ve probably not done certain things since you were a child. Perhaps you’ve forgotten how to ice skate, whilst you learned how to manage projects. Perhaps you’ve forgotten how to skip stones, whilst you learned how to drive. We consistently trade certain knowledge and skill-sets for others. As you improve in the things that are within your scope and focus, you’ll be considered an expert by some. The better you get at the skill you’ve chosen to devote yourContinue reading

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

In your own experience, you’ve likely noticed someone who adopted 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 we feel doubt and distrust. The person in question begins to feel like a poser, and someone who changes tunes based on which way the wind blows. Someone who embellishes an accent to a level which they don’t authentically speakContinue reading

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 youContinue reading

Why False Accusations Are Interesting to Onlookers

There seems to be a pattern of people who are falsely accused, being rewarded with positive attention after the fact. Once the false accusation is proven to be incorrect, the person or thing which was unjustly attacked by others becomes interesting. There is a sense of justice at play, and rewarding attention is granted to the person who endured a false accusation. People seem to gravitate toward propelling truth, punishing those who attempt to sway truth, and rewarding the victims of truth swayers. What are the reasons for rewarding those who have been falsely accused? Perhaps the reason for the interest garneredContinue reading

How to Tell When Someone’s Attempting to Mask an Ulterior Motive

The motives which people operate by are difficult to grasp and understand. It’s safe to say that many of the behaviors you see played out by those around you are driven by ulterior motives. True motives for our behavior may be embarrassing, sensitive, malicious, or described by a myriad of other traits. We often find ourselves in situations within which we don’t have a desire to unveil our true motives. For example, the host whose gathering we’re at may not want us to leave, and expressing that we’ve had enough of their presence outright may not be the proper action toContinue reading

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