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50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

We can make wrong assumptions about almost anything in life. Sometimes we make mistakes from them, sometimes they misguide us and sometimes we can even use them as an excuse. They can be misleading or sometimes even irrational. There are assumptions about anything from work ethics, mathematics and even relationships and happiness. Here are fifty of the most common misassumptions. Perhaps you have heard these or even said some yourself.

  1. Just ignore it the problem will go away.
  2. he person next to me is better off!
  3. I have enough time for exam, I will start studying tomorrow.
  4. I am being perfectly logical and fair and everyone that disagrees with me is just plain stupid.
  5. They have the right to be loved.
  6. Quick to attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.
  7. My moral system is the social norm, if you don’t agree with me, something is wrong with you.
  8. Rational persuasions are persuasive.
  9. Being in a relationship gives you the right of ownership of your partner.
  10. Things will work out.
  11. They have sufficient informational for a rational decision.
  12. What is important to them is as important to others.
  13. The grass is greener on the other side.
  14. I can get a partner as long as I’m smart and attractive and friendly.
  15. It will not happen to me. One day, they will be wrong.
  16. There are no lessons to be learned from history.
  17. We all believe to be a bit smarter than somebody else, specially when our ego is involved.
  18. We are free and we can be completely free, in thinking, behavior and actions…
  19. The reward comes later.
  20. I am not appreciated because no one has told me recently.
  21. The harder you chase, the closer you get.
  22. You can balance things by taking revenge.
  23. Having more money can make them happy forever.
  24. Having fun costs money.
  25. I am important and I am right.
  26. Everything happens for a reason.
  27. Finding your true self is an on-going and endless process.
  28. Any assumption made is wrong.
  29. Love is respite to every other problem in life.
  30. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
  31. Society watches you closely on whatever you do.
  32. Good times will eventually come.
  33. If I do this, people will think I am wrong.
  34. All eyes are on you.
  35. We can own something out there.
  36. We all are here to conquer something.
  37. Everyone is having an affair or cheating on their partner.
  38. We are making it up as we go along, some better than others.
  39. People are always completely to blame for their own actions regardless of the situation.
  40. You can fake it to make it, when there is someone else who will readily do it with more talent.
  41. My girlfriend splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I didn’t marry her and end up in a divorce.
  42. My wife splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing we don’t have children yet. Could have been far more stickier.
  43. My wife who I have children with splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I’m not too old to remain single for the rest of my life.
  44. Everyone else is paying close attention to everything you do and judging you for it.
  45. They have been perfectly clear, so the onus of understanding is on the listener.
  46. Someone else will take responsibility.
  47. People often attribute the behavior of others to personality, while justifying their own behavior.
  48. We know what we’re talking about.
  49. Data is normally distributed.
  50. Functions are continuous.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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