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Stopping Invidious comparison

As we know, comparing one person with others according to their class, race, sex or religion is invidious comparison. It can have negative effect on both the people involved in this act. So, how can we stop this? The foremost thing to do is to understand the fact that everyone is different and accept it. There are always smart, strong and eye-catching people covering the others who are not healthy, rich, less attractive, less able or obese. We should look at people’s strengths rather than their weaknesses. No one is perfect. Comparing yourself with others diverts your own path or even stops it. Rather, you should be looking at your goals and achievements and try to help yourself in getting in a better position.

Strategies to avoid vicarious traumatization

As human service providers, we always encounter people who suffer and struggle with different problems. Some of the people’s conditions worse than others. When you care about certain people and their problems and feel you could do something, you get caught in vicarious trauma. This is mainly caused by several factors:

• Encounter with trauma stories,

• Urge of changing or solving someone’s problematic condition,

• Absence of signs of progress in a service worker’s client,

• Overly identifying with trauma survivors,

• The thought of being capable of solving a survivor’s problems.

With time, this can affect your psychological, mental and even physical health (What is vicarious traumatization, 2012). To confront this situation, there are many ways to follow such as taking a break from the workplace and spending time alone and with family by going to movies and dinner, resting, taking a nap or playing. Doing activities that you enjoy doing or makes you content can also…...

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