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Most Annoying Types Of Facebook Posts That Should Not Appear Anymore

Most Annoying Types Of Facebook Posts That Should Not Appear Anymore

This is a very, very serious and important article that, more or less, all of us can relate to and can agree to. Yes, we all have those people on our Facebook who continue to post things that none of us care about. These posts are annoying and they really are none of our business. Here is a list of such irksome posts for you to laugh out loud (lol) to.

Introducing The Kings and Queens of Narcissism

The selfie is the latest trend. Apparently, according to a few studies, people who are addicted to taking selfies are mentally ill. Starting from “duck-face” selfies to “peculiar-angle-to-make-me-look-weirder-and-thinner” selfies to “half face” selfies — are all blocking the newsfeed. Now, taking your own picture every now and then is normal. Even posting one selfie per day is still tolerable. But uploading differently angled poses photos every few hours?

For example, a “here’s my pre-lunch photo” followed one hour later with “here’s my post-lunch photo. Do I look thin?” That is when you really start getting irritating. And believe me, I happen to know handful of people who click their own images and upload them at least five to six times a day.

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Check-in to the bathroom? Done.

There are those who will flood our newsfeeds with all the check-ins to every. single. place. Look, we are not interested in the places you go. I mean, it is a different thing if you are checking in at a restaurant with a bunch of your buddies, or checking in at a resort for a family vacation. But, checking in at your local mall, at your local supermarket, or even going to the loo? That’s too much. We don’t really want to know every detail concerning where you go on a daily basis. Please spare us!

e-PDA much?

E-PDA stands for e-Public Display of Affection. Can you relate to this one? So, let me get this straight: we are really glad that you have found your one true love. And your soulmate does seem to come directly from a fairytale. But, updating us on this every single day? It gets a bit too much.

On the other hand, there are those who, once upon a time, got rejected by one person. Unfortunately, the ranting about how that person and their gender is the worst never seems to end — these kinds of posts also make the list.

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The circulating series of statuses…

In other words, circulating “chain” statuses. These statuses are the ones that state: “if you don’t post this status to 10 people in your list, then in 10 days some evil dude will come and swipe you away.” You know what I mean, right? For your kind information, no evil dude will swipe me away if I ignore your silly thread. If any evil man wants to come to me, he’ll come to me regardless of whether I post your chain status or not.

… and then sending requests for Candy Crush & FarmVille.

Dear friends, Thank you for such requests, but seriously, I don’t want to play Candy Crush and Farmville with you. If I were interested, I would have accepted your request on the very first day! Continuously sending these requests is one of the most annoying things you can do on Facebook. I don’t have a crush on any candy. And, as for your farm, grow a real farm. Maybe I will help you, one day.

Posting ambiguous statuses don’t make you cool

One to two updates about you being a genius is OK. But bragging about it everyday? No way. We understand that you have achieved a lot, that you have met some celebrity once in your life, or that you have had your first official dinner at a 10-star hotel — that doesn’t mean you have to post about these things constantly to remind us. We all have successes under our belts that we don’t feel the need to show the world every single day.

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Short-cut languages, no punctuation, cryptic messages.

“Omg! U r so cte! Hw r u? M fne. We shd hng ot smedy. Dnt u agr? Ttyl!”

I just wonder: with the amount of time it takes to write these cryptic messages, couldn’t you just write in full form? Maybe writing like this is funky for some people, but for general human beings, it takes a lot of frustrating time to make out those words.

And, lets not forget about the lack of punctuation. Writing a proper sentence takes a bit more than just tagging a period or exclamation mark on the end. Otherwise, something like this will happen:

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    The random adding of friends

    So, you have 20 friend requests today. Out of the 20, you don’t know 18 of them. But they have added you, right? So, in return, you accept their requests.

    Why? According to some, they simply approve because they want to increase the number of friends in their list. To look famous? Guys, this isn’t some 90s chat rooms where you meet random people and make friends. This is a platform where you stay connected with people you already know, people who might live in different parts of the world. You communicate with them so you can see their updates on their lives. Just don’t add strangers, please.

    There are many other annoying Facebook posts that shouldn’t appear anymore. But, if I continue writing, I might just end up writing a book. I know that this particular social network means a lot for some of you out there, to show how your life is progressing every day and every hour, but there are other people who just use this platform for entertainment, not for entertainment-gone-haywire. Thank you for understanding.

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    Last Updated on February 11, 2021

    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

    How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

    Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

    The 6 Walls You Need to Break Down to Make Communication Effective

    Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

    Perceptual Barrier

    The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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    The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

    The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

    Attitudinal Barrier

    Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

    The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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    The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

    Language Barrier

    This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

    The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

    The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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    Emotional Barrier

    Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

    The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

    The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

    Cultural Barrier

    Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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    The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

    The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

    Gender Barrier

    Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

    The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

    The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

    And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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