If you are compromising too much, there is a chance that you are getting manipulated.
Why are you the one that's always compromising?
How come the other person always gets their way?
Be more curious.
If something seems off, stick up for yourself.
I have no clue, that is only something that you can decide for yourself.
'Dang is there anything I need to look out for?'
But let me give you a few things to look out for.
'How come people don't leave when it's happening to them?'
Because most people have 0 clue that they are being manipulated.
You ever made a mistake around someone, only for them to hold it over your head?
The will always bring up the mistake when you 2 are not seeing eye to eye.
These people will use that mistake as leverage to get what they want from you in the future.
This person will commit the worst acts & find a way to rationalize it.
Example: cheaters when they get caught.
They have every excuse in the book for why they did it.
Heck, they are so good at rationalizing, they will make it seem like your fault.
This person will always bust out flirty, seduction tactics to get what they want.
They will bust out these moves when they did something devious so you forget what they just did.
The weak-minded fools let their temptations overpower their judgment.
By far one of the hardest ones to spot.
This person always plays dumb.
They play dumb so much that you start believing they are dumb.
They are playing dumb for a malicious reason.
Playing dumb to get something out of you
Listen to your gut on this one
Ah.. the shamer.
Always being a virtue signaling shithead.
Never mind their mistakes they say.
They just focus on yours.
Shamers reduce their targets self-esteem & then toy with them like a puppet.
These people don't technically lie.
But they leave out crucial information.
They strategically leave out information in order to paint a narrative.
The narrative is set to paint them as some saint & you as someone who is worried about nothing.
So many fall victims to this that its sad.
This group will yo-yo your emotions.
One second they are showing you all the love in the world.
Colder than the movie Frozen.
Seriously, these people cannot be fixed.
Rotten to the core.
When these people get caught doing something shady, they are MASTERS in diverting attention.
I've seen someone once lie and say their mom had a 'fatal' sickness when they were caught red-handed.
They have 0 integrity when diverting attention.
You ever met someone who was always beefing, but seemed soo sweet?
All an act.
This person knows exactly how to act like a sweet little angel.
They know how to leverage this innocence to get what they want.
But in reality, a demon hides behind that angel face
By far the scariest one for many.
This group unleashes their anger at anyone that comes at them.
They leave their victim too scared to ever call them out, even when they did something wrong.
Well, now you have a choice.
'And what is that?'
What are you going to do about it?
You are being played.
Are you going to stay & be a victim or muster up enough courage to leave?
The choice is 100% yours.
I am looking out for you.
Now, look out for yourself.
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Too many patterns leads to a boring, predictable, logical lifestyle.
Get the emotions involved.
Do something spontaneous out of the blue moon & flip the script.
'What's wrong with the patterns?'
Nothing is wrong with patterns.
However, there is a problem when all you have are patterns.
'Can you explain why?'
The thing with relationships is that it's meant to be an emotional experience.
It's very difficult to logically explain love, right?
Well this is where you want to steer the ship the right way.
1. Too emotional is bad.
2. Too logical is bad.
Let me break it down.
1. Too emotional
If a relationship is completely ruled by emotions, then it's too volatile.
You will never reach productivity if you are aimlessly only following each others emotions.
This lifestyle tarnishes any structure for the couple.
'So why do people do it?'
Because it's fun.
You may ruled by this stage in the honeymoon phase.
You'll be so spontaneous that it almost becomes a lifestyle.
But it's hard to level up your life when you're too spontaneous.
This is why a lot of high IQ people lack social intelligence.
They talk to humans like robots & are baffled when they are resented for it.
This is why the charismatic person who knows less often rises up quicker
'What you smoking bro?? My IQ will be the biggest factor of my success!'
That's a limiting belief.
I'm gonna shake up your paradigm real quick 👇
You have been conditioned your entire life to believe that IQ score alone will dictate success.
And like most people, we were like 'yea, sure!'
But there's few incorrect thought patterns here
1. Success is subjective.
2. IQ exam insinuates intellect is fixed.
3. Your high IQ won't make others give a fuck, your communication will.
Let's go thru each one
1. Success is subjective
What I consider success may not be success for you.
Success it's a mirror image of where you are & where you want to be.
Aka sense of self.
So measuring success starts from looking within, not an exam.
Your readers need to be able to empathize with your main character, otherwise they will not continue reading.
Best way to make them empathize is by making your character relatable.
By giving your character flaws.
Make them human.
Just to add on.
Your antagonist or villian should have a desirable quality.
For example: an evil villian that has a lot of riches.
Giving your villian some pros makes the reader root for your antagonist even more.
Face it, humans are drawn to flaws over perfection.
But a main character with negative traits & a villain with positive traits creates magic.
Counterintuitive, I know.
But you are creating friction.
You are sparking dual emotions in your readers.
This will make the readers go on an emotional roller coaster.
This is just one of the many principles of storytelling
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We've heard his 'I could have played for India' story a few times. About how one dropped catch in a crucial match cost him his India berth. How he quit the game after that. And became an actuary. Instead of people studying his stats, he studied theirs. +
It's true that his keeper-reflexes have saved many a pickle jar, egg, and tea cup. He has thumbed his nose at gravity so often. we jokingly call him Rakesh Sharma. He'd have preferred Kiri or Rod or Alan. +
Here's his story. Years ago, his team was one wicket away from victory. The opponents two runs away. The pitch was crumbling. Dogra bowled a beaut. The ball pitched and reared up. It took the bat's shoulder and sailed towards him. That was the India cap flying into his hands. +
Tragically, along with the ball, a clod from the disintegrating pitch flew up too. Dad's eyes stayed on the clod. While the ball mockingly wafted by him. And rolled over the rope. It was a catch Kachra could have taken. +
~ Thread ~
1. You will regret not choosing your life partner carefully
Take the time to get to know someone before committing.
Make sure the person is the right one.
2. You will regret not spending time with loved ones
You feel more stressed,
When you don't spend enough with people you love.
Don't pursue professional life at cost of personal life.
3. You will regret not traveling enough
Travel when you’re able to.
It opens new perspectives of life for you.
4. You will regret settling in a condition you hate
Our human lives are very finite.
It's not so cheap to spend somewhere you hate.
A thread !
1. Secrecy - There is a difference between being private and being secretive . Anyone who doesn’t want people to know you are dating may have somethings they are hiding . It’s ok to be private but alarm bells should ring where there is secrecy .
2. Barter - The relationship is almost always about what is being exchanged . While there will be exchanges in every relationship, an undue focus on this will indicate that someone is there for something they can get and not what they can give .
3. Misaligned values - What is sacred to you isn’t respected by the other .values like honesty , integrity , respect isn’t important to the other party . A relationship with nonaligned values cannot work ! There will always be conflict .
4. Mystery income - Some folks are dating thieves , robbers and fraudsters and always have signs to indicate that their partners are fraudulent. It is a huge red flag not to know what your other half actually does for money . It’s not wise to join a sinking boat .
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