New Word #108
ghosting: It is said more than 10% of the new hires are ghosting their employer, meaning they don’t show up for work and do not give notifications.
great resignation: It means that many people have volunteered to resign from jobs since the beginning of 2021.
gift economy: This means people exchange household items and necessities without any money involved. Due to the inflation, many people start to gift each other items–sort of like bartering in the prehistorical time before money was invented.
freegan: Freegans are people who minimize their participation in the market economy, minimize their waste, minimize consumption.
defamation: The damaging behavior of destroying somebody’s reputation. I learned this word from the ongoing defamation trial, in which Johnny Depp is sueing his ex-wife Amber Heard. I don’t usually follow news like this. However, recently I started to watch videos about narcissism and one psychologist has several videos explaining the psychology of the relationship between Depp and his ex-wife. It is very interesting.
microplastic: small pieces of plastics in the air and in the water, which come from the disposal consumer products and waste. It is said such plastics can show up in the bloodstream of mammals or fish.
vtuber: According to Wikipedia, vtuber is a virtual YouTuber and an online entertainer who uses a virtual avatar generated using computer graphics.
monkeypox: It is said monkeypox can also be transmitted through air but only when in close contact.
flying monkey: It is said a narcissist often recruits flying monkeys as their assistants who would plague the victim for the narcissist. So if you start acting hostile towards people after hearing rumors and gossip about them, you might be unwittingly helping a narcissist to abuse his or her victims.
grey rock: The grey rock method involves communicating in an uninteresting way when interacting with abusive or manipulative people.
love bombing: A narcissist will often lavish someone with attention or affection, especially in order to influence or manipulate them.
narcissistic supply: Narcissistic supply refers to the constant supply of attention and admiration needed by narcissists.