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Posts Tagged ‘Language’

The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

People who are masters at communication often make good use of repeating back the words they hear from the people they are speaking with. When people use the same words, it creates less social distance between them and makes them feel more similar to each other. But when people use very different words, it creates […]

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8 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Persuasion

Persuasion isn’t just for businessmen and politicians, it’s something we all find ourselves doing on a daily basis. In its simplest form, persuasion is just communication that is intended to change someone’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This could be a parent trying to persuade a child to eat their vegetables, or a teacher persuading a […]

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Focusing Too Much on “Me” Can Lead to Depression

Self-awareness is an important part of happiness, but you have to be careful not to focus too much on yourself – to the point where you begin to confuse “self-awareness” for what is actually “self-indulgence.” Self-awareness is a non-judgmental form of introspection that seeks to better understand yourself. But self-indulgence is a judgmental form of […]

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The Power of “Yet” and How Self-Talk Affects Our Limitations

One of the very first mind-blowing things I learned in psychology was just how important the way we talk to ourselves is. Every day we have voices running through our heads, deciding what we should believe and how we should act. These thoughts help guide us at work, at home, at school, or wherever. Self-talk […]

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Minimize Your Use of the Word “Hate”

When it comes to how I speak I’m not usually someone who exercises a lot of self-censorship. I like to believe that I have the freedom to say whatever I want to say. At the same time, and despite my often rebellious attitude toward my speech, I’ve come to realize over the years that words […]

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