Psychology Tells Us There Are 2 Kinds of Politically Correct People

A new study says there are two main categories of politically correct people – PC egalitarian and PC authoritarian.

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Why It's Time to Retire the Term "Political Correctness"

Political correctness can go the f*ck to sleep, says Adam Mansbach. The term has been co-opted by so many social factions that it's more of a hindrance to the cause of respect than a help.

Political correctness has united us all—in hatred, says Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F*ck to Sleep. The principle of calling people by the names and pronouns that show them respect is valid, if not critical, but the term has been co-opted and re-tooled to become counterproductive to that ideal. "If you are whining about the way that political correctness and some culture of respect prevents you from being an asshole, then you’re an asshole." What does political correctness rob you of, other than the freedom to be misogynistic, homophobic, or racist, he asks? However Mansbach is the first to acknowledge that 'PC' needs a re-brand, because the terminology matters, especially when it divides people against a principle that most of us would probably agree on. Adam Mansbach's most recent book is co-authored with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel: For This We Left Egypt?.

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Anthony Scaramucci: Choosing the Right Words Can Turn Failure into Success

Anthony Scaramucci is no angel, but he does choose his words carefully. If you don't evolve along with language, it can be catastrophic for businesses and team dynamics.

The age of email has pushed us to confront the importance of how things are phrased. How often have you had to wipe out a sentence and re-write it to convey the tone you really intended? As much as you may loathe (or like) exclamation marks and smiley faces, there are times when these hieroglyphs are just plain necessary to avoid all-out communication mayhem.

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