Is complaining helpful or harmful? While it is sometimes equated with whining, venting frustrations can have positive effects when done correctly. New York Magazine’s Kristin Wong uses expert research to explain why certain “venting” approaches get better results and have a more positive effect on mental health and productivity. Wong also offers four practical suggestions for complaining well. getAbstract recommends this article to everyone looking to learn more positive ways to deal with grievances.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to complain in a productive manner,
- How to complain for cathartic results and
- Why journaling may help you process grievances.
About the Author
Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in travel, personal finance, the economy, and human behavior. She has written for Lifehacker, New York Magazine, Mental Floss and NBC News.