Psychological Safety

I’m not offering you psychological safety. I’m offering you acceptance for your stupidity.

Inc.com just published an article about Google studying successful team traits. What they came up with was:

1. Dependability
2. Structure and clarity
3. Meaning
4. Impact
5. Psychological Safety

The first four are clear, but I found #5 interesting:

We’ve all been in meetings and, due to the fear of seeming incompetent, have held back questions or ideas. I get it. It’s unnerving to feel like you’re in an environment where everything you do or say is under a microscope.

But imagine a different setting. A situation in which everyone is safe to take risks, voice their opinions, and ask judgment-free questions. A culture where managers provide air cover and create safe zones so employees can let down their guard. That’s psychological safety.

I know, not the quantitative data that you were hoping for. However, Google found that teams with psychologically safe environments had employees who were less likely to leave, more likely to harness the power of diversity, and ultimately, who were more successful.

Obviously, I’m not Google, and I don’t give a flying **** about team-building.

However.. I’m not offering you psychological safety. I’m offering you acceptance for your stupidity. Continue reading “Psychological Safety”

Games Without Frontiers

Nobody intentionally procreates with someone dumber than they are.

Let’s talk about reality for a second, here. 😀

There’s this article entitled “Childish men are to blame for women having kids late in life”.

This is dumb right off the bat.

Right from the title, it doesn’t make any sense.

It’s similar to mothers who blame their extremely young kids when they freak out and scream at them.

If you can’t outwit a baby, the problem is with *YOU*, not the baby.

I’ve seen chicks in the street screaming at kids strapped into strollers.

I’ve wanted to ask them “Are you crazy? o_O”

Except I knew they were crazy because they were screaming at the top of their lungs at a baby that doesn’t even understand English, so I kep’ it movin’. Continue reading “Games Without Frontiers”

re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 02]

All I can tell you is that women are disinterested in sex with people they don’t feel like having sex with. Other than that, it’s off to the races.

[Continued from Part 01]

Sexual scripts are internalized cultural guidelines that influence how people interpret, understand, and behave in sexual contexts.

They are notably gendered: Men are expected to express masculinity through sexual assertiveness, control, high sexual desire, and a high number of sexual partners, while women are expected to display femininity through sexual restraint and limitations on sexual access (Gagnon & Simon, 1973; Weiderman, 2005).

Typically, sexual scripts have ignored the role of women’s pleasure, as women are portrayed as uninterested in sex (Wiederman, 2005).

wait wait wait. 😀 We’re going way off the rails, here.

As we discussed in Part 01, “scripts” are irrelevant if nobody follows them. Continue reading “re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 02]”

re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 01]

How is your self-esteem supposed to improve when you do something you already knew you could do? o_O

The Journal of Sex Research posted an article on February 23, 2017 which asked and studied the question Do Women’s Orgasms Function as a Masculinity Achievement for Men?.

First of all, Damned Right they do.

We’ll get to that later.

Let’s discuss this article as it occurs chronologically… Continue reading “re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 01]”

Dealing With Other People’s Mental Issues

There’s either an elephant in the room or there isn’t. You’re going to do something about it or you aren’t.

Everyone has their proverbial crosses to bear.

One of mine is that I wish society would improve while *ALL* of the data indicates it will only get worse.

That’s why I write articles like this, so that hopefully somebody will find a better way to deal with people and improve their lives.

I don’t write it for myself because by the time I write it I already know it. Continue reading “Dealing With Other People’s Mental Issues”