If you want to introduce nice comparison to your children, you must avoid narcissism, cynicism, and sarcasm. You might want to start with No. 1, and build from there. This way, your kids will learn how to be kind and considerate.
No. 1: narcissism.
Narcissists are people who expect others to think the same as them, and rarely show any signs of remorse or guilt. Narcissists are also often incapable of understanding their own feelings. In response to perceived criticism, they will often use contempt to reinforce their inflated egos. They may also resort to bullying or threats in an effort to intimidate others.
Narcissists use coercion to manipulate others in order to achieve their own personal goals. They do not show respect for others, and their actions are motivated by self-interest. Narcissists have little empathy for others, and therefore, are unable to give or receive anything of value.
Narcissists have deep-seated fears that they project onto others. They cannot develop trust in relationships because they are constantly afraid of being rejected or found out. Narcissists are also difficult to trust because they constantly live in a state of anxiety, a vague, ongoing feeling that something bad is about to happen. While some narcissists show this anxiety by constantly talking, others hide it and keep it to themselves.
Narcissists need validation in order to feel happy. They are constantly seeking approval and praise from others despite doing absolutely nothing to deserve it. They also have a high need for perfection. They constantly think they are better than others and expect others to be envious of their good qualities. As a result, narcissists are often unhappy and complain about lack of satisfaction.
No. 2: cynicism.
Many people seem to embrace a cynical view of human nature, and studies have shown that this trend has increased over time. Young adults, for instance, were less likely to trust each other, and their level of distrust of institutions rose significantly. Since 2004, the number of web searches containing the word “cynicism” has more than doubled.
Cynicism is a way of viewing the world that focuses on self-interest. In the last millennium, Tony Blair has described the Millennium Dome as a “triumphant of confidence over cynicism”. Cynicism has become widespread, and nearly everyone enjoys it in varying degrees. It is the lifeblood of satirical comedy, and can also be a source of inspiration for investigative journalism.
Cynicism can help you break conventionality by questioning authority, conventionality, and the status quo. It is an older philosophy than Stoicism, and its roots go back much further. The philosopher Socrates is considered the stepfather of Cynicism. It has a similar, but more radical, focus on questioning authority and conventionality.
Cynicism can be a useful virtue, and is often viewed as a sign of hard-earned wisdom. Cynics consider people without cynicism as naive. However, some studies show that cynicism can hurt our financial success, despite its positive effects.
No. 3: sarcasm.
Sarcasm can be used to lighten the mood and bond with others. However, it should be used with care because it can be construed as being malicious and not sincere. It is one of the least genuine forms of communication. Here are some examples of when sarcasm can be used.
Sarcasm is used when one person is trying to be funny. Most adults can decipher sarcasm, based on the tone of voice and facial expression of the speaker. However, some people are unable to discern sarcasm. When they do not know what to look for in a sarcastic speech, they might interpret it literally, resulting in awkward social situations.
Sarcasm is a type of ironic remark that is intended to make someone feel or look foolish. It is often used as a humorous tool to highlight someone’s mistakes or vices. It is most effective when it is delivered verbally.
While sarcasm can be used to enhance a negative message, it can also enhance the emotional impact of a message. Studies by Bowes & Katz, Filik, Hunter, & Leuthold, and Toplak have shown that the use of sarcasm can increase emotional impact.