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The worst sentence you can say in your life - you may have said it before and it's very hurtful

There are comments that may offend or hurt. And some can leave an impression on those who hear them for a very long time.

It is not always easy to contact someone. everyone, all the time, with sensitivity and empathy. Sometimes our words go further than our thoughts, fatigue prevents us from being lucid and we utter hurtful sentences. The most important thing in these cases is: – all psychology experts will tell you – it's about realizing it and, as far as possible, apologizing for it to the people you know # We have been offended, even if it concerns children.

There are also comments and sentences that are not really the result of clumsiness. Some words are actually meaningless. considered toxic by psychologists and academics who have made the study of human behavior their profession. The specialist Gina Barreca, from the University of Connecticut, has also listedé in Psychology Today the 10 "worst sentences" which can introduce themselves into a conversation.

These are words that are regularly uttered, according to her, by “experts in manipulation”, or “narcissists”. They generally cause anxiety and anxiety. and can lead very quickly to a serious problem. a hurtful situation. If the first can be considered the worst, it depends on the sensitivity of the device. of each, one of them should in any case remind you of a puzzling situation:

  1. "I'm the only one &agrave have the courage to tell yourself what everyone is saying behind your back: this statement aims to sow discord and à manipulate.

  2. "We should talk. Honestly" : a conversation starting like this always leads to something like this. an argument or a tense moment.

  3. "Sit down, you're ready " hear what I have to hear say ?" : this preamble creates unnecessary suspense and increases the stress of the listener.

  4. "À my humble opinion" : using this phrase may be perceived as condescending and self-centered.

  5. "I don'see any offence" : Preceding criticism in this way does not make the message any less offensive.

  6. "&Look, there's something you should know" : This sentence generates apprehension, because it implies a potentially disturbing revelation.

  7. "I have to warn you: you won't like what I'm going to say" : predicting discontent creates a negative climate.

  8. "Wait, I'm just being honest" : use honesty and honesty as an excuse for hurtful comments doesn't make the situation better.

  9. "With all due respect" : Preceding criticism in this way does not make it less hurtful.

  10. "I thoughté &agrav; something you said à my topic a long time ago, and although you may not remember it, it has been bothering me ever since. : awakening old wounds is not constructive for the conversation.

It is essential to be aware of these "conversational tactics" so as not to let yourself be manipulated. What to do when you hear these phrases ? You can express your discomfort and ask for help. to go straight to the point. For example, say: "You make me nervous. Can we move on? the essentials right away ?" This is an honest and direct approach that reduces the drama of the conversation.

Don't let these toxic phrases impact you. Learn à recognize the intentions behind the words. Take back control of your conversations, and remember: honesty and integrity. must not harm.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116