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25 phrases that make different individuals inferior

Your words have the power to uplift and inspire those around you. Or to do just the opposite.

January 10, 2020

8 min read

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Did you know that there are more negative words than positive words in any language? It seems we need a lot of words to describe our negative feelings, but we settle for a handful of positive ones.

For example, researchers have found that most cultures have words for seven basic emotions: joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame, and guilt.

That is one positive emotion and six negative emotions.

No wonder so many of us have a hard time keeping their negative comments at bay. For the past six months, I've been working on the verbal language I use that I don't even realize is hurting others and, in some cases, making them feel inferior. I even noticed I used a few on my personal and business website. This is a "no-no" that I had to fix.

This post lists 25 negative words to avoid in order to stop hurting, belittling, and intimidating those around you.

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