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Don’t be too naive in your life or career.

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A naive person is someone who is innocent, believes everything to be true or do not have the capability to express his or her views.

Being naive could affect any individual in so many ways.You become ignorant of the right informations, can be manipulated at all times and also wouldn’t have the strength to pronounce your stands.

However ,you could move out of your comfort zone with these tips;

When you’ve been given a test or an information;

Consider the credibility of the source. Gaining as much information as you can about a certain situation can help you become less naive. One way to do this is to consider the credibility of the source that you are getting information from. Whether you’re reading a news headline or talking to a notorious gossip, ask yourself whether this source is peer-reviewed or well respected, or whether this person has misled you before. You can’t believe everything you hear or everything you read on the Internet.
If you’re reading a piece of news online, check out where it’s coming from. Read about the journal or magazine and see how long it’s been around, who contributes to it, and whether it’s a scholarly or well-respected source.

Search for evidence: Before you believe something or make a decision, make sure you have done thorough searching for evidence to back it up. Don’t just believe something because your friend told you it’s true, but spend time researching the situation on reliable sources on the Internet, checking it out at your local library, or talking to experts in the field to find out whether it’s true.

Admit you don’t know everything. Another way to be less gullible is to come to terms with the fact that you, along with every other person on this planet, have a lot more to learn. If you act like you know everything and simply accept everything that you are told or that you read, then you’ll be continuing to live a life without challenging your own beliefs. Instead, admitting that you don’t know a lot about politics, for example, can help you see that your cousin’s oversimplified argument about Obama may not be as convincing as it sounds, at first.
It’s humbling to admit you don’t know everything there is to know. This is the first step to becoming a more critical thinker and to understanding that arguments are often more complicated than they seem, or more complicated than you may give.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you want to be less naive, then one thing you can do is ask as many questions as you need to fully understand a situation. Whether you’re considering buying a new car or a home, or your older sibling is telling you the best way to bleach your hair, it’s important to gather as much information as you can before making a decision or agreeing to see something a certain way. Many people are afraid to ask questions because they don’t want to admit that they don’t know something, but this is the best way to keep yourself from being gullible and buying in to something too easily.

Ask for a second opinion — and a third. If you really want to think critically and investigate situations thoroughly, then you should avoid getting opinion from one source.

Avoiding Scams and Tricks
Say no–it is OK not to be “nice”. Gullible people are too polite or nice to simply say no. People are taught to not hurt others’ feelings, and saying firmly “no” is somehow rude. People are also taught to generally trust, and that saying “no” may indicate distrust.

Don’t listen to gossip or rumors. If you want to not be too naive, then you should stop buying into any rumors or gossip, whether they are about Kim Kardashian or the most popular kid at your school. Unless you get them from a real source, chances are that gossip or rumors are just caused by jealous, bored, or mean people, and there’s usually no truth in them. Get in the habit of thinking of all the reasons a piece of gossip is probably not true instead of immediately buying into it.

Be skeptical about anyone who has fooled you before: Whether your older sibling, annoying friend, or goofy neighbor has fooled you before, you need to proceed with caution when it comes to that person giving you more “information.” Even if the person does it in harmless fun, you should still be wary of the fact that this person will likely try to tease you again in the future.

 

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Dorcas Prah known professionally as Crisely Blay is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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