Tag: mind games

 

Trying to be helpful

I’ve had it – I’m sick of people trying to be helpful! Why? It’s repeatedly the case that I ask someone or the other ( – and it doesn’t matter who) for a simple piece of information by email e.g. “Am I at venue X on Mon, Tues and Wednesday?”Read More

When people feel they’re smart (i.e. clever).

On the Rock, crawlers there might say, “He t’ink he smart!”. In England they might say, “He’s trying to be clever.”  Basically this is about people creating a perception that is not matching up with something. It could range from twisting the truth to telling pure lies.  I’m not goingRead More

The idiot’s prayer

  “I did not know what to do!!! I asked you for help. You did not help me. You are selfish and unhelpful!”   – by Captain Walker

To err is human, they say.

Most people know that to err is human. What arises from that is something I explore in outline here. Because ‘the humans’ know that it is human to err,  general they think that: they deserve sympathy others must accept an apology offered. non-acceptance of an apology means the other personRead More

When people think they are ‘smart’

This is about a kind of mind game where a superficial or simplistic explanation for stupid actions (words/conduct) is proffered in a way that if challenged leads the challenger to appear to be paranoid, obsessed or hostile in the eyes of observers, who won’t know the depths of a situationRead More

Thought for tomorrow

It is really quite simple – if you don’t manage your time, other people and circumstances will mismanage it for you. It’s not money. It’s not love. It’s not food. It’s not even air! Your most valuable asset – the most valuable asset for all sentient human life is ‘time’.Read More

Erasure–it’s likely to happen to you

I’ve been shouting and screaming about the need to backup all important electronic data, for quite some time.  See what happened when Mat Honan, “a senior reporter for Gizmodo, got hacked [and]…lost most of his digital property (photos, emails, documents and so on), and most of his ways of communicatingRead More

The Mind Games Series

I’ve been reflecting on human behaviour for quite some time – 22 years to be precise. In recent months I’ve really been troubled by what I refer to as ‘mind games’. Yes I know Eric Berne has written a book, The Games People Play. I probably read the book overRead More

Identifying with the patzer

The dictionary will tell you that ‘patzer’ means ‘amateur chess player’. However in this piece of reflection, I’ll extend it to mean all idiots and the not so intelligent – outside of the game of chess. I’ve been observing a phenomenon, where in general, the amateur finds some degree ofRead More

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