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Putting Others Down – Don’t Do It

Putting Others Down – Don’t Do It

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Stop – Think

by Tasha Turner

Daily tips brought to you by behavior I see going on around me. Its my way to share “don’t do this” or “do this in different way” Today’s daily tip is about putting people down/insulting others and why it will NOT help you build good relationships and the kind of social network platform that you want.

Insulting/putting down others:

  • makes you look small/mean/vindictive/angry especially if the person ignores/does not respond
  • prevents you from building positive relationships as those are not built on negative behavior
  • makes people wonder when you are going to turn on them
  • gives people a reason to wonder if they should trust you if you did not know the whole story and it turns out you were wrong because it is clear you don’t bother to find out the facts
  • lumps you in with others if you jump on the “bandwagon” of someone who regularly insults/turns on people/does not wait to get the whole story before insulting people you get slotted with them in people’s mind and people stop taking you seriously

Which of the following do you want to be known as?

  • As the go to person?
  • The person that makes people smile?
  • The person that makes people laugh?
  • The person that makes people think?
  • The person people recommend others to?
  • The person people don’t trust/avoid/unfriend/block/warn others of?

My questions for you

  • What do you think?
  • Do you agree with me that putting people down or insulting them affects your social network platform/building relationships?
  • Are there times when it is appropriate to put someone down?
  • Have you been put down? How did you feel? Did anyone come to your aid?
  • When you see someone putting someone else down what is your 1st thought?
  • Have you ever apologized to someone for following the mob?
  • Has someone ever apologized to you for following the mob?
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About the author

Tasha Turner

I am a writer and a one-on-one social media coach. I teach people how to brand themselves and how to use social media effectively.

Currently I am co-authoring a short story about a Jewish vampire to be released in 2012 as an e-book. This will be my 1st fiction. I have written a number of computer manuals and managed a tech writing group as well as editing others work for 20 years. Tasha Turner is my Pen Name and has become my professional name by default.

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  • http://cathybrockmanromances.wordpress.com/ Cathy Brockman

    I dont think there is ever a time you should put someone down. I also agree that it does hurt you to put someone down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TashaTurnerAuthor Tasha Turner

      I Agee

  • User

    Hi. One should never put down any person. Whatever reason you think you might have to justify it, it is wrong. Constructive criticism is a whole different animal. I strongly believe that everything comes back to you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TashaTurnerAuthor Tasha Turner

      Great points. :grin: Constructive critism if done properly and appropriately is different. Unfortunately too many times online people take constructive critism as an attack. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  • http://jrnova.blogspot.com/ J. R. Nova

    I have done my best to stay clear of negativity, especially hurting others. It’s a lot of work, but I’m glad for the change. I feel better, even if I talk a lot less!

    • http://www.facebook.com/TashaTurnerAuthor Tasha Turner

      Better to have little to say then regret it and feel bad later. I think you do an excellent job of being positive. It is a lot of work in the beginning. It gets easier over time. The respect you get from others is well worth the effort. As is a calmness in ones soul. :cool:


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