One Weird Trick to Destroy a Man's Ego

One Weird Trick to Destroy a Man's Ego

There are 70 comments on the Neatorama story from Mar 10, 2014, titled One Weird Trick to Destroy a Man's Ego. In it, Neatorama reports that:

That's right: a new study by researchers from Purdue University showed that rather than being courteous, you are actually doing harm to a man's self-esteem and self-confidence by holding the door open for him.

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“Spring is here, ”

Since: Sep 06

next comes summer! Yippee!!

#2 Mar 10, 2014
Interesting! I've held the door open for a man, if he's holding something in his hands. I was even told thank you. Maybe some men or more weird than other men and that why little things bother them.

“Denny Crain”

Since: Jan 11

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#3 Mar 10, 2014
A little thing can bother a man : )

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#6 Mar 10, 2014
I imagine the men who reported lower levels of self-esteem and self-confidence when the door was held open for them already had lower levels of self-esteem and self-confidence to begin with.

I will usually try to step ahead to open a door if I am with a woman, but if someone, man or woman is ahead of me or is waiting at the door and opens the door for me, I wouldn't think twice about it.

“St Simon ”

Since: Feb 11

2017

#7 Mar 10, 2014
I would think laughing at him in the bedroom would shatter his ego, lol
FREAKY FERRET

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Mar 10, 2014
Fish_sticks wrote:
I would think laughing at him in the bedroom would shatter his ego, lol
Not true. Whenever Geno laughs at my Wee Willy, I just laugh right back at his.
Dr Oz

Huntington, NY

#12 Mar 10, 2014
Simple answer: Marry him.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Mar 10, 2014
Marry him for his money.

And divorce him for his money.

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

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#14 Mar 10, 2014
Talk ABOUT how GREAT your last Boyfriend WAS

in the SACK!!!

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

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#15 Mar 10, 2014
Sen Rick Saintpornum wrote:
Marry him for his money.
And divorce him for his money.
Sounds Simple.. BUT that PRE-NUP always POPS UP..When Ya Mention D-I-V-O-R-C-E...

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#16 Mar 10, 2014
A man once held a door for me. He even installed it at my front entrance.

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

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#18 Mar 10, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
A man once held a door for me. He even installed it at my front entrance.
BRILLIANT answer!!

“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

Since: Mar 14

YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#19 Mar 10, 2014
I think they are confusing weak little boys who need validation for men here. Anyone who put's this much weight on something so trivial has serious self-image problems.

“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

Since: Mar 14

YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#20 Mar 10, 2014
This kind of smells like a study with engineered outcomes by feminists looking to make men look bad based on their own preconceived assumptions about the male ego. Just sayin'.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Mar 10, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
This kind of smells like a study with engineered outcomes by feminists looking to make men look bad based on their own preconceived assumptions about the male ego. Just sayin'.
Actually it rings true. Those are your preconceived assumptions about "feminists."
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Mar 10, 2014
Beautiful Jenkins wrote:
<quoted text>You're a puppet. Your comment only lends my hypothetical observation some legitimacy. My comment was only a voicing of skepticism over an unscientific study.
You don't have the first, factual basis to say the study is unscientific. It's just more tee baggrz make believe.

Why don't you examine how the study was done exactly and report back to us?(Because you don't know the first thing about research design.)

BTW, do you "believe" the earth is more than 10000 years old?

“Is Trump still POTUS?”

Since: Jun 08

..just so long as SHE isn't...

#24 Mar 10, 2014
.......hold the door for me, darlin'......i 'preciate it........

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

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#25 Mar 10, 2014
While at the Swimming Pool.. Tell your Guy...OMG, LOOK AT THAT DUDE'S 6-PACK ABS!!! WOW!!

“WHERE BORN AN A-HOLE OR DID ”

Since: Mar 14

YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#26 Mar 10, 2014
Sen Rick Saintpornum wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have the first, factual basis to say the study is unscientific. It's just more tee baggrz make believe.
Why don't you examine how the study was done exactly and report back to us?(Because you don't know the first thing about research design.)
BTW, do you "believe" the earth is more than 10000 years old?
You're Tea bagger and uneducated guess at me being a bible thumper comments shows how weak you're abilities really are. You're constant use and reliance on labels and insults shows how stunted and 1 dimensional your thinking is. I saw the study elsewhere as well as here. Even in the article here as brief as it is shows it was not a scientific study.
Sorry any skepticism towards studies you like the results of is unacceptable to you. Maybe you can make a silly little pun about it.

Since: Nov 13

Dedham, MA

#27 Mar 10, 2014
This is stupid. I want you to hold the door open for me if the alternative is that it will slam shut right in front of me. Otherwise, I could care less.

How much you want to bet taxpayer dollars were wasted on this dreck?
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Mar 10, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You're Tea bagger and uneducated guess at me being a bible thumper comments shows how weak you're abilities really are. You're constant use and reliance on labels and insults shows how stunted and 1 dimensional your thinking is. I saw the study elsewhere as well as here. Even in the article here as brief as it is shows it was not a scientific study.
Sorry any skepticism towards studies you like the results of is unacceptable to you. Maybe you can make a silly little pun about it.
You did not show skepticism about the study. You made a very specific judgement about the study.

I suggest you re read your own post, and then go find some evidence to support your premature, and now denied, conclusion.

If you're not a fundie, you have some other problem going on, as your immediate leap to using the "feminist" label yourself shows...you know, just before you accused me of labeling people.

It all adds up to: Not terribly bright.

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