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Communication

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If someone doesn't like your work, don't take offence. Even if you feel the criticism is unfair, don't react negatively as you can irreparably damage your reputation.

A good professional can take criticism and not respond as if it's an attack. At the very least, they can leave with their reputation intact.

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Communication

theguardian.com

When we hear a name, our belief patterns, assumptions, biases and prejudices provide us with cues that can affect our judgement, and may or may not be factually correct.

This even leads to gender bias, as female names tend to have softer, timid sounds, indicating smallness.

Various studies prove that the unconscious judgments based on the name sound have no consistency when factually checked, and only exist in our minds.

How the word "scientist" came into being

During an 1833 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a spirited discussion took place to determine what to call those who worked in the different branches of their profession.

William Whewell suggested the word scientist, an obviously superficial suggestion that could not be considered seriously for a moment. Six decades later, it is still used.

Empathy

Empathy is the ability to feel and relate to another being. It's natural to experience this towards our friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers. When we empathize with someone, our good intentions often get lost in translation when we communicate.

Oftentimes, when we try to comfort the other person, we are quick to give unsolicited advice and offer solutions to try and fix their problems when what they really need is someone who will listen with no judgments or commentary.

First impressions are now increasingly the Google/Facebook/Instagram search results. Our Linkedin profile, for instance, is a place hundreds of would-be recruiters make snap judgements, even before meeting us.

Their own preset notions and expectations cloud their decision, and our online profiles become the place where we have to be extremely careful.

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