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Flattery, even if it is in-your-face and false, boosts the psychological mindset of people, especially if they are ‘down’.
Studies show that a request for advice makes the advisor feel positive and self-confident, in turn boosting the positive perception of the advice seeker, as a fringe benefit.
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The fear of appearing incompetent or an incompetent person is misplaced, as research shows that the person who is asked for advice thinks good of the person asking.
Advice seekers appear smarter to the person whose ego is now stroke, making him provide valuable insights ...
Most people shy away from asking for advice when they cannot figure out how to finish a tricky task or assignment at work.
Asking for advice leads to a series of interactions at the office, which gives way to exchanging information, learning and builds a meaningful connection that goes beyond the initial request for advice.
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Nobel Laureate economist, John Harsanyi, said that "apart from economic payoffs, social status seems to be the most important incentive and motivating force of social behavior."
The more noticeable status disparities are, the more concerned with status people become.
Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.
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