Today during a theory of knowledge session, I learned something crucial to human interaction! Apparently, for every one comment you make insulting someone else, it takes five positive comments of reinforcement to boost their self confidence back up. Not fake made up comments but real compliments about them or their accomplishments. Now that we all know about the 5:1 ratio, we know how much is necessary to build someone back up after you say something tearing them down. Even if it isn’t bad or that harsh, it seems worse to them and the other person just needs a little help to rebound!! Isn’t it great that we know? Now you never have to leave someone upset because you can turn it around and make them happy still!
“If you’re happy, why not spread around the happiness and make sure your sunny joy is infectious”!!!