Avoiding Self-sabotage: 5 words you should definitely stop using
A couple of years back, ‘vocal fry’ – a self-imposed speech impediment where you lower, soften and staccato your voice to sound like a pack-a-day smoker – was a hot topic, and threw a slew of huskily-spoken American female celebrities (including much of the Kardashian family) under the bus. A study went as far as to say that women who exhibit vocal fry are perceived as less competent, less educated, less trustworthy, less attractive, and less hireable than those who don’t. And coupling this croak with ‘uptalk’ – where sentences are uttered with rising intonation at the end, as if they were questions (also known as the ‘valleygirl lift’, thought to have originated with the movie Clueless) – renders a woman positively air-headed.
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