Dunbar’s Number or Why Most of Your Social Connections Are Not Your Friends

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? My sister certainly has. Years ago, when her new neighbour asked her if she wanted to pop round for a coffee, she said: “No thanks, I’ve got enough friends.” Now, before you start judging my sis for being unnecessarily blunt, she does have a…

How to Deal with Negative People in Your Workplace, Family or Friend Circle

Handling negative people is a drain on our energy. It is often recommended to distance yourself from toxic relationships. However, sometimes we all have to learn how to deal with negative, critical and judgmental people, particularly of those people are colleagues, friends or family members. Here are some tips and…

The Friendship Paradox Reveals the Weird Reason You Are Less Popular Than Your Friends

Have you ever noticed that the people you hang out with always seem to be more popular than you? Whether it’s down at the gym, on social media, or even at work, it is common for people to notice that their friends seem fitter, more popular, and more successful. According…

7 Micromanagement Examples in Family, Friend Circles, and the Workplace

There are so many micromanagement examples because there are so many ways this controlling behavior can be used. Micromanaging is basically a form of control, although it can seem a bit more subtle in operation. For example, those who are guilty of micromanaging usually don’t even know they are doing…