Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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10 phrases smart people never say

Some phrases in conversation put you in a bad light, show stupidity, naivety and immaturity. What phrases do smart people never say? Don't make these mistakes.

Words sometimes fail us, even though we use hackneyed expressions. According to the conversation, others evaluate the interlocutor and his level of human intelligence. Watch your language.

What phrases do smart people never say?

1. "It's always been done that way." The modern world is developing very quickly and what was normal recently becomes obsolete in a month. This phrase shows a person as lazy and incapable of change.

2. "It's not fair." Everyone knows that life is unfair. But the one who says it looks naive, stupid and immature. Try to be more constructive and factual.

3. “You always…” Generalization does not improve communication, but looks like criticism. Healthy conversation will not come out of this.

4. "I'll try." These words indicate that you doubt your abilities and capabilities. These are the words of extremely insecure and weak people.

5. "That might be a dumb idea/question." Such phrases undermine your authority, and people are critical of the interlocutor in advance.

6. "I can't." When people hear this, they think it is tantamount to "I won't" and "I don't want to." So you don't try and do your best, even though you could.

7. "No problem." By saying this to a person, we imply that it was a problem, but level our help and reduce the significance. It's better to say "please".

8. "He's lazy/stupid/weird." Disparaging words about your acquaintance or colleague show you not from the best side. Saying this, the interlocutor thinks that you can say the same about him. You will be treated worse.

9. "I hate work/business/occupation." Such a phrase makes a person a whiner, a skeptic and a pessimist. And they don't like these people.

10. "I'm not to blame." Do not shift the blame on others - it looks ugly. Also, if a person makes excuses, then he is already half to blame. It is better to state all the facts proving innocence. The interlocutor will make the conclusion you need.

And what other phrases should be on the list in your opinion?