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PRAYAS RAJOPADHYAYA

Behavior. Management. Career

Prayas is a human behavior enthusiast, management consultant, and a corporate trainer with more than eight years of professional experience in understanding people, bringing the best out of them and helping them excel in life. As both practitioner and academician, he intends to make peoples’ lives easier through introspection and reflection of self-behavior.

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The antidote to toxic positivity – Tragic Optimism

Amidst all the global health crisis and unrelenting optimistic quotes floating on Instagram and Pinterest, "Tragic Optimism" serves as a way of living. Viktor Frankl - the Holocaust survivor and Austrian psychiatrist - first coined the term tragic optimism. Frankl explains first about the tragic triad of human lives - pain, guilt, and death. Thus, tragic optimism is an optimism in the face of the tragic triad and in view of the human potential which...

Worries worth taking

Are any worries worth taking in life? Superficially, NO. Even Gaur Gopal Das, Indian lifestyle coach and motivational speaker, asks not to worry about any problems in life because we can either do something or not do something about it. However, on a deep and thorough perspective, maybe there are some worries that are worth scratching brains for. After coming back home from a different-than-usual haircut, people around me had vivid perceptions - some appreciating...

Toxic Positivity – The Dark Side of Bright Side

"Relax, bro! Why are you always so pessimistic? Don't think all that negative stuff. Come on, be positive, man. It's going to be alright, be happy!" This statement has undertones of a classic toxic positivity. I've heard this (or similar) phrase a lot whenever I shared about my problems, setbacks, and failures. In all honesty, this was my go-to phrase and an automated advice for anyone who shared their problems with me as well. This...

Understanding Coexistence

To exist is to live. To coexist is to live together. No nonsense, simple as that. Often in ecology, coexistence results when population of several species depending upon the limited resources manage to exist together in harmony. But this theory of coexistence comes in contradiction with the competitive exclusion principle, which states that complete competitors cannot coexist. Competitive Exclusion Principle & Paradox of Planktons In ecology, competitive exclusion principle tells us that two species competing...

“I know, thanks” – The Earned Dogmatism Effect

Dogma, in the broad sense, is any belief held unquestioningly and with undefended certainty. It's a point of view that people are expected to accept because it is put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. This helps us understand more about the 'Earned Dogmatism Effect' - which tells us that being labeled as an "expert" may contribute to us being close-minded. In a study with six experiments, Victor Ottati, Erika D. Price, Chase Wilson from...

Towards Equanimity

Disclaimer: I am - by no means - an expert in equanimity, and this article only represents the tips I have been practicing on my own. equanimity/ˌɛkwəˈnɪmɪti,ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪti/nouncalmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation. Our life is full of problems, conflicts, and crises - be it at work, home, or in relationship. From forgetting an anniversary to homelocked in quarantine during a global pandemic, stress has surrounded our lives. In times like these, most of...