A lot of Business Insider pieces with headlines like this are quite frankly puffy listicles. This is not one of those. There’s some great stuff in here, including a fantastic term I’d never heard before but recognized immediately: “cookie licking”.
It’s that imposter syndrome of “I’ll be found out. What if people realize that I finish work at 5:00 PM every day? So even if I’m not busy, I’m going to say I’m busy.” Number four, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. And we can say “yes” in that short term moment, because we don’t want to disappoint somebody or because we genuinely think, “yeah, of course I can do that. That’s easy.” But as we know, things take a lot longer than we imagine. And the last piece is sometimes making a political play. And this is what I call cookie-licking, where there’s a plate of cookies on the table. And I go ahead and lick all the cookies so that nobody else picks up the cookies. I’ve cherry picked all the warm, gooey, wonderful, yummy cookies. Nobody else can eat them, but I’m going to make myself sick now, if I actually eat all those cookies, metaphorically speaking