The Drama of the Disqualifying Statement

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In 1996, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a diary entry for Slate about his theory of “The Disqualifying Statement.” In a nutshell, a romantic relationship can end in an instant if someone says something the other person finds immediately disqualifying, even if the statement isn’t an objectively…

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Adeline Dimond

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Federal attorney, writing thought crimes on Medium. To connect: Adeline.Dimond@gmail.com

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