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Sycophancy psychology

sycophancy

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Cambridge dictionary defines sycophancy as

“Behaviour in which someone praises powerful or rich people in a way that is not sincere, usually in order to get some advantage from them”.

In other words sycophancy is to deceive the people and get deceived ( by both the parties concerned ).

It’s nothing but YESMANSHIP / BOOTLICKING / YESMEN / YESBOSS

” The beauty of this art is,the person on whom it is applied knows quite well but still he/she admires and relishes it ” Pavan Kaushik

Sycophancy

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We come across sycophants every where,be in the work place,political life,social life,even in personal life.

My thoughts on Sycophancy

1.Dale Carnegie book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ talks about important human trait ie.

A.Getting all the importance .

B.Craving for appreciation.

Sadly these things can be achieved only by FLATTERY.

2.Are sycophants intelligent people and wait for the right moment to get the favours done?

3.Sometimes I wonder whether it is an art to be mastered ?

4.Are not we all are all sycophants at one stage or other depending on the circumstances?

5.Even Gods are not spared.Is it not a fact that majority pray/praise God to get favours ?

The other extreme example,some people are treated as Gods !

6.sycophants have no self-respect or values and are experts in manipulating people at emotional level and gain benefits.

7.In sycophancy,the casuality is INTEGRITY.

8.But the problem is,everyone likes to be buttered up.It’s a human mentality.

9.Sycophancy said to combine hypocrisy,lying,manipulation and fraud.

10.Is sycophancy is a ‘survival tactic’?

These days of dog-eat- dog ,can straightforwardness help ?

Please enlighten me further.

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

Stressed? Think of Romantic Friendship !

Romantic Friendship

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.” John Lennon

This is a 2.7 minute read.Please proceed if you can spare this much time.

Before I start the discussion,it’s better we know the definition of ‘Romantic Friendship’.

According to ‘Wikipedia’

“A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends,often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western Societies. It may include for example holding hands,cuddling,hugging,kissing,giving massages,  and sharing a bed, or  co-sleeping, without sexual intercourse or other physical sexual expression”

Yourdictionary.com says

“An intensely emotional love relationship between two unrelated people, in which sexuality  is unimportant and typically absent, but there is greater physical affection or poetic communication than is typical for friendship”

Can we include online Friendship ( since we are into the digital revolution with social media,online-video/chat,making new online friends etc ) into the above definitions ? I am not sure.

How nice it’s when the truly understanding relationship takes a vow, as said below !

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach more,that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.And that’s what you’ve given me.That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”  Nicholas Sparks

But then….all are not fortunate and there has to be a kind of ‘vibe’ or as some one brilliantly  coined the term ‘ Familiar vibe’,  or  Mutual ‘resonance’ between the partners or friends or relationships.Plato’s quote is apt.

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato.

True friends really make a big influence on their individual lives in times of stress.

And What did John Lennon Say about friendship and its impact on Life and how this true friendship keeps you smiling ?

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears”.

A recent study published in the journal Psychophysiology suggests that simply imagining love & support from your significant other can boost your stress management skills.Check this link.

Thinking About Partners Reduces Stress-Study

Please share your thoughts on this subject .

Thank You

Philosophy Through Photography

 

Pareidolia

Any Idea what Pareidolia means ?

I did not know till I googled and found out the meaning ,when I started searching for how and why the Human beings are capable of weird imaginations of things that we see and ….I stumbled upon this terminology.

According to rationalwiki

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus.

It’s the result of your brain trying to “make sense” of input that really has no sense to find in it.

This is seen often in inkblot tests, where random splatters of ink suggest different images to different people (look, it’s a conspiracy: they’re all deliberately made to look like vaginas!) but also in cases of people seeing visions, ghosts, and other likenesses in what are actually just random patterns that happen to look like those things.

It’s part of the recurring discussion of representation in art ( The Treachery of Images) and is a fundamental component to understanding the philosophy behind modern art
It’s a psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see or hear a vague or random image or sound.

Seeing animals in clouds,or a face or rabbit in the moon are examples of Pareidolia.

Here I am posting 5 photos of clouds and let me know Which

animal/creature/soul you are imagining in this cloud formation.You

may differ the way I imagined.Feel free to tell what you imagined.

I am giving names based on my imagination.
Example 1.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animals

Can I say Bear & its Cub ?

Example 2.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

What about this one ?

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Pegasus

Example 3.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

And this one ?

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Pomeranian dog advising its puppy

Example 4.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

What do you imagine in this ?

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

I imagine a Dragon,swallowing the Sun

Example 5.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Now you can easily guess…

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Devil from the Hell threatening earthlings

What is your story ? What is your weird imagination of these 5 examples . Please share your thoughts.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pareidolia

http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

Do You Friendly-walk ?

Friendly walk

Hand to shoulder

Always wonder what makes the INDIVIDUAL to put hand on other’s shoulder !
What is the feeling that makes one to do like this ?

Does this indicate closeness or even comfort level or a kind of assurance….I am not sure.
I am curious whether this kind of behavior seen in Western countries.

Westerners can give more insight into this aspect of human behaviour.

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