Social Skills

Key Traits to Identify Manipulative People

How do you feel when you find that someone has manipulated you? You feel anger. You feel shame. You feel mental agony. But as we live in a society, we deal with lots of people...

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Common Mental Blocks Holding You Back from Success

You may feel their stubbornness when attempting to solve a complex application problem, start a business, or do a creative project. You’ve accumulated these mental barriers over time, just like picking up pebbles on a...

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15 Powerful Techniques to Influence Anyone Positively

We daily influence someone — consciously or subconsciously. We can influence people positively or negatively. In negative influence, people may use various harmful and unethical tactics to manipulate, deceive, exploit, or coerce their targets for...

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How Can You Identify The Sin of Gluttony in the 21st Century?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of “Gluttony” is: Gluttony means overindulgence and overconsumption of food, drink, or wealth items, particularly as status symbols. For this article purpose, I am just referring to the sin of...

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How Can You Identify the Sin of Pride in the 21st Century?

Pride or vainglory or vanity is the number 1 sin by order and most loved by the Devil (remember Al Pacino in the movie “The Devil’s Advocate”?). The sin of pride affects you when you...

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Natalie Du Toit Fulfilled Her Dreams Despite Losing One Leg

Tragedy can happen to anyone, as it did to Natalie du Toit when she was just 17 years old. While riding her scooter to school, she was involved in a car accident. Sustaining severe injuries,...

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How My Friend Got 30% Higher Raise Than Her Teammates

A good raise, a better raise, an awesome-looking raise! Who doesn’t want it? When I used to work in IT companies, every time it came to asking for a raise, it was daunting for me....

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Key Traits to Identify a Narcissist and 7 Empowering Steps to Deal with Them

According to Psych Central, nearly all of us show traits of narcissism from time to time. We all may show some traits of narcissism when dealing with certain people or in certain conditions or at...

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18 Most Important Soft Skills You Must Teach Your Child

Soft Skills, Real Skills, or Human skills; people call or know them by different names. It doesn’t matter what you call them, these are important skills and your child must understand, learn and act on...

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Are You Really a Good and Responsible Neighbour?

Neighbours. Love thy neighbours! They come in different shapes,  sizes and features (no, I’m serious here; otherwise they would be called clones).  Neighbours have different attributes. They have predictable and unpredictable behaviours. And, they are...

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