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What’s the worst kind of praise you can give?

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One hint: it often ends with the letters “est.” And it can lead to competition and disappointment, says psychologist and workplace researcher Shawn Achor.

Some people treat praise like a limited commodity. They believe that the key to advancement and success must be to absorb and rack up as much recognition and admiration as possible. This is the philosophy we learn in school, then hone to brutal efficiency in the working world.

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Do you often praise people? Why or why not? Do you agree with this?
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I love this. Are you me? Because I tell this to my kids all the time. Yes, in a championship we crown the winner - they are the best at whatever sport or event they were entered in, but we can let our praise be open and not box people in. It depends on the circumstance.
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I can see the author's point, but I still want to be the best, smartest, prettiest, fastest... Pretty sure the desire to be the -est is what gives us the drive to improve, achieve, and innovate.
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Usaine Bolt is the fastest sprinter. Akash Vukoti is the best 6 yr old speller. We know this because they leave with the biggest trophies. If your co-worker gets the promotion you wanted, it's because she's the best person for the job. Facts. People compete for the -est title. It makes everyone else up their game because - guess what - people like to compete against others. Not only does it make themselves better, but they like the recognition too. And that's ok.
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Sweetest, best, smartest, smartassest? LOL
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Why is anyone interested in this when we are facing a climate crisis?
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Comparing when that is not the intent is no good. Comparing when that is the intent is good. Outside of that, it’s just snowflaking.
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Without winning why bother practicing?
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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self. #Hemingway
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This is an empirical question people. What do the data say?
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Think about how you praise others?
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Everybody gets a trophy shaming.
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Everyone gets a ribbon philosophy.
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So you just received a compliment and your first instinct is to dissect it to find something wrong with it. Next talk in the series:"Why don't I have any friends".
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