Have you ever felt rejected?
Naomi Eisenberger, a social psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, did one experiment:
Three participants had to play a video game together. With a catch: Two of them were secretly instructed to play together and let the third alone.
While this subject was rejected, Eisenberger looked through an MRI machine into his brain activity.
His Anterior Cingulate Cortex, a part of the brain that processes pain, was activated, lighting with the intensity of a punch in the face.
Look for the ignored ones in your workplace. The shy ones. The misfits. The bullied. Go to them, smile, and have a conversation.
Rejection is literally a punch in the face. So you will be relieving their pain.
Have you ever been rejected? How did it feel? Tell me in the comments.
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