15 Fake Nice Gestures To Make Everyone Think You’re A Nicer Person.

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6 min readDec 1, 2021
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Everyone knows the power of a well-executed “fake nice gesture.” It can help diffuse tense situations and bring joy to the recipient’s day. However, if you find yourself getting into more than your fair share of pissing contests, it might be time to reconsider your strategy.

It’s no secret that humans have a tendency to act putrid towards one another. It makes sense if you think about it. We live in a society that often measures people’s worth by who they know and what they own. We fill ourselves with insecurities from the day we can comprehend the first “You’re not good enough!” coming out of our parents’ mouths.

We develop our outer shells and protect ourselves from further attacks through sarcasm, humor, and straight-up lying. The supposed truth behind these actions is that we’re simply trying to build self-esteem. The problem is that the lies we tell ourselves and others slip into the self-destructive territory.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, relationships are the most important part of our lives. This is why it’s so important to give them priority over other activities. To be able to properly manage relationships, you need to be able to read subtle body language cues. This will help you decipher who really needs some space or needs a genuine compliment in order not to get hurt.

The following tips will help you recognize genuine compliments and avoid fake ones:

1. Contact

When some people are in a bad mood, they like to make themselves feel better by being overly friendly and flirty. If this is happening to you, don’t be fooled. Bad behavior is never going to endear someone to you. It will only put unnecessary strain on your relationship. When asking the sender to have a conversation with you, try not to get personal if you don’t wish to hear it.

2. Compliments

Expect the unexpected when someone gives you a compliment. Be careful not to use it as an insult. Try to avoid micro-aggressions, too. If someone tells you that you have a beautiful smile, it doesn’t mean they want to have sex with you. It’s just a nice thing they said, not another opportunity for them to attempt to hit on you.

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