1) Feel free to keep using the phrase "I feel like...." It's just another style of communication. Maybe it is less direct, requires more effort to get to the meaning of what you are saying, and is harder to debate against, but at least you're trying to communicate, and that's an important start to having a conversation.
2) The article makes a great point about making sure you use the phrase "I feel like" appropriately. If you can say something else that conveys what you are thinking and feeling more accurately, give it a shot. But, I won't begrudge you of saying "I feel like...." While I might point out factual errors, I won't discount the emotions that might be attached to those facts (and sometimes facts matter less than the emotions behind them).
3) Don't call people out on their use of the phrase "I feel like...." You'll only be splitting hairs, you won't actually be discussing the issues that matter, and most likely you'll just insult the other person. (For example, did you read the article and start feeling defensive?)
No ETA yet on when that will be resolved. Customer Service said there would be a credit to my account for the inconvenience (not sure if that will be automatic).
If you've tried texting me today and I didn't get back to you, message or email me. Hopefully AT&T institutes an automatic notice system for when these things happen instead of letting me accidentally find out.
Let me know what you think; I might make some changes today/tomorrow.
I had somewhat given up on this article, but, after giving it some additional thought and several rewrites, I think it turned out more interesting than I originally thought it might.
The Dark Tetrad: "Machiavellianism (manipulative, self-interested, deceptive), Psychopathy (antisocial, remorseless, callous) ... Narcissism (grandiose, proud, lacking empathy) [and] Everyday Sadism (the enjoyment of cruelty)."
Slightly longer TL;DR - "if the goal is a socially desirable evolutionary outcome with ample cooperation" then leaders (high influence) "must be able to create a following" so that the masses (low influence) can conform (choose the strategy everyone else is using) and cooperate.
- David W. Angel ConsultingConsultant, 2011 - present
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I view conflict as a form of decision-making. It is an opportunity that can be incredibly beneficial, but also incredibly detrimental. My goal is to help others through their conflicts to maximize the good and minimize the bad. My approach integrates both my experience and my education.
I have done consulting in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and New Delhi, India. I have a Master in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University (May 2015; professional project focused on conflict decision-making), Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago (May 2011; concentrations in Management and Entrepreneurship), and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2006; majors in Political Science, distinction, and Classical Civilization).
- Marquette UniversityMaster of Dispute Resolution, 2011 - 2015
- University of Illinois at ChicagoMaster of Business Administration, 2009 - 2011
- University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science (Distinction) and Classical Civilization, 2001 - 2006