IT PAYS TO BE NICE

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Pos­i­tive things can hap­pen in your r life. You’ll be in a bet­ter mood, be­come ome more empathetic, in­spire oth­ersers and sleep bet­ter at night. Nice girls al­ways fin­ish first. Mala Khare, coun­selling psy­chol­o­gist from Coun­selling: A Map for Emo­tional Well­be­ing, counts the ways.

You’ll be­come emotionally health­ier. Be­ing nice sends the mes­sage that peo­ple are worth it, and it also makes you a more wellad­justed per­son.

Peo­ple will be nice in re­turn. When some­one is nice to you, you can’t help but want to re­turn the pos­i­tive ges­ture, and this makes both par­ties feel good.

You will gain friends. There is no room for self-cen­tred­ness when you are nice, and peo­ple will nat­u­rally be at­tracted to you.

You be­come more re­silient. Be­ing nice to those you don’t like – or who don’t like you – shows you can rise above your neg­a­tive feel­ings.

You will breeze through stress. Nice peo­ple are less stressed as they are less likely to re­act neg­a­tively to sit­u­a­tions, and are less ag­gres­sive and bad-tem­pered.

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