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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#51 Mar 13, 2014
greymouser wrote:
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I'm a bit confused here.
Holding a door open just sounds like common courtesy to me.
And saying "thank you" when someone does that is also common courtesy.
If that's weird, I guess I'm posting in the right forum.
I agree about being courteous.I've held the door open for a man or woman. Pleasantries were exchanged such as 'thank you and your welcome.' If it would've been a fake friend behind me, I would've let the door hit them. LOL!!
and angel said to him

Castroville, TX

#52 Mar 13, 2014
don't let the door knob hit ya where the good lord split ya . grandpa sunny

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Nehwon

#54 Mar 13, 2014
Petal Power wrote:
PAYING....HIS way into the Movie theater..and ORDERING his SNACKS!!
The "Opening The Door for him" ISN'T even a Runner-Up..with MY Comment!!
Wait a sec here.

You'd take me to the movies and buy my snacks?

In return, do I get to choose the movie?

If so, destroy my ego every week or so.

But don't assume you'll get a good night kiss if you buy Raisenets (without asking me first) or the movie sucked.

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Here, There, and Everywhere,..

#55 Mar 13, 2014
Color Dye His Testicles Like Easter Eggs,...

Petal Power

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#56 Mar 17, 2014
ONLY buy him BOXER Shorts ...in WHITE!!

Petal Power

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#60 Mar 18, 2014
INSULT him in front of his Friends!!

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Nehwon

#61 Mar 18, 2014
Ask your husband/boyfriend/nice guy from the bar why your underwear seems to be slightly stretched in the "bulge" region.
Fact

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#62 Mar 19, 2014
Beat him at sports.

Petal Power

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#63 Mar 19, 2014
ARM Wrestling..and BEATING him!!!

(In front of his KIDS)

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YOU WORK AT IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE

#64 Mar 19, 2014
Work that 4 on the floor in the Chevelle he just bought better than he does.

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Nehwon

#65 Mar 20, 2014
Maury said "You ARE the father!"

And with that bit of info, she wants an abortion.

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#66 Mar 20, 2014
I find giggling at his tic tack is not so good for his ego either!

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#67 Mar 20, 2014
FINISHING your 4 Pound Steak BEFORE Him...for the CONTEST WIN!!

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#68 Mar 20, 2014
Lol

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Nehwon

#69 Mar 20, 2014
Just TLC wrote:
I find giggling at his tic tack is not so good for his ego either!
Let me see if I get this analogy...

You pop open the container.

Orally ingest a tic tac.

Suck on it for a while.

giggle.

swallow or spit.

giggle again

And now you think your breath is clear for a passionate kiss?
Deflated Ego

Huntington, NY

#70 Mar 21, 2014
Show him that your labia is bigger than his benis.

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#71 Mar 21, 2014
greymouser wrote:
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Let me see if I get this analogy...
You pop open the container.
Orally ingest a tic tac.
Suck on it for a while.
giggle.
swallow or spit.
giggle again
And now you think your breath is clear for a passionate kiss?
You made that story way bigger then it really was. Lol.

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Nehwon

#72 Mar 25, 2014
Just TLC wrote:
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You made that story way bigger then it really was. Lol.
What if you lined up a bunch of tic-tacs? Would the one with the Pez candy be a winner?

Back on Topic...

Reprogram his talking Real Doll to say "You no good husband. You no provide. You no make babby."
Marley

Huntington, NY

#75 Mar 26, 2014
Deflated Ego wrote:
Show him that your labia is bigger than his benis.
I've done that many times!!!!

It works.

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#76 Mar 26, 2014
PDX Dave wrote:
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I thought the same thing. After all you can 'prove' or at least indicate anything, if you go looking for it and engineer the test towards the desired outcome. I've had doors held open for me, for no particular reason I mean even if I wasn't carrying something, and I never felt slighted in the least. It's just sad when common courtesy and people being nice to each other is construed as meaning something. It's just like when somebody finds money and returns it to the rightful owner, it makes headlines it's just sad that society is like this.
Really it also comes down to the fact that no matter how a study is done it is impossible to follow the Scientific method in Psychology. Psychology is a pure pseudo-science to begin with.

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