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Seven bad habits of talking

by Cornelius Weidmann on 21 October 20141 min read

The following list is inspired by a TED talk.

Bad habits

  1. Gossip (talking about others behind their back)
  2. Judging
  3. Negativity
  4. Complaining
  5. Excuses (blamethrower)
  6. Embroidery (exaggeration / lying)
  7. Dogmatism (using opinions rather than facts)

Good habits

  1. Honesty (be clear and straight)
  2. Authenticity (be yourself / stand in your own truth)
  3. Integrity (be your word)
  4. Love (wish them well)

View Julian Treasure’s TED talk.