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» I’m a Skeptic, Not a Cynic - World of Psychology

» I’m a Skeptic, Not a Cynic - World of Psychology | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Some people believe that skepticism is the rejection of new ideas. Often people confuse “skeptic” with “cynic.” Skeptic is derived from the Greek skeptikos, which means, “inquiring” or “to look around.” The skeptic requires evidence before claims are accepted as fact (fact, not in layman terms, but fact as tentative).

 

Cynics are distrustful of any advice or information that they do not agree with themselves. Cynics do not accept any claim that challenges their belief system.

 

Being skeptical, not cynical, helps us in forming beliefs that are in agreement with evidence.

Ariana Amorim's insight:

Skepticism plays an important role in coaching. You can invite skepticism and let go of cynicism.

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Skeptics vs Cynics: Problem-Solving with a Bias Towards Resolution

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We all need collaborators who are willing to bring the reality check. The difference between skeptics and cynics is a focus on moving forward.
Ariana Amorim's insight:

Such an insightful article! Main ideas here:

Embrace skeptics. They will keep you focused, they'll push you to refine your ideas. They can be annoying, sure... but they can also be of great help to make ideas happen.

Cynics on the other hand are not focused on resolutions. Rather than trying to overcome problems and pushing the search for a solution, they obsess over what is wrong or broken.

 

P.S.: I subscribe to a newsletter called Great Work Provocations. Last week, it   brought me this little gem: "Invite the skeptics in. They’re desperate to be proven wrong. But avoid the cynics. They’ve already made their minds up."

-Great Work Provocations

 

Read also: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130506120216-658789-skeptics-vs-cynics-know-which-are-toxic

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