How to know who you are

Humans are not meant to stop growing. In fact, no living thing on earth is meant to stop growing. We are all alive, reaching for the sun.

Progress in life is all about reinvention. I am going to preface all of this by saying that reinvention is not the same thing as endlessly seeking reward or achievement. There is a difference. Seeking an achievement usually implies an “end.” You win the trophy and then you’re “done.” That’s not what you want to aim for–because as soon as you say you’re “done,” you are no longer reaching and stretching yourself, which means you stop growing.

Reinvention, however, leaves the end open–which is actually a good thing. Reinvention is what allows you endless opportunities to continue exploring new parts of yourself. Exploration is growth, and growth in this sense is not outward facing but inward.

Whenever you find something about yourself you want to change, you need to look for a way to reinvent it.

1. See yourself outside yourself.

Imagine you are a sculptor. A sculptor looks at his or her piece of stone and endlessly questions new ways to shape it. And if he or she thinks of something to change, there is no emotional attachment. They just do it. This is how you need to see yourself–as a work of art, always in progress. No need to get upset, or come down hard on yourself when you see something you do not like. Instead, like an artist, just get to work.

2. Find the habit associated with the thing you want to change.

Far too often, people focus too much on the thing they want to change instead of the habits that formed the thing in the first place. For example: They try to solve being overweight with doing a lot of ab exercises, without acknowledging that the problem is their poor diet. To truly reinvent aspects of yourself, you have to find the habit that created that trait in the first place–and then adjust the habit.

3. Practice every day, no matter what.

Change is not something you do some days and then take a break from other days. Change is a shift in lifestyle. It requires daily dedication, to the point where that new habit takes the place of an old one and no longer requires conscious effort.

4. Set realistic goals.

You can’t just wake up one morning and say, “I’m not going to be impatient anymore!” Yes, you are. And you actually help yourself by acknowledging that a bad habit like that won’t be solved immediately. Instead, set the goal to be more patient during your team meeting that happens every morning. Use that as an isolated practice space and subconscious reminder of what it is you want to practice. Focus on that for a few weeks, and then go from there.

5. Constantly look in the mirror.

Things get dangerous when you refuse to stop and really look at yourself–when you avoid self-reflection. There is a time and a place for “go go go” mode, and then there is a time and place for reflection mode. Both are necessary. And you will quickly find that unless you take the time to ask yourself the tough questions, you will fall off track and not know how you got there.

6. Surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth.

If everyone around you is telling you “yes,” then you have a serious problem. You need people who are going to challenge and question you. You need people who won’t be afraid to tell you the truth. Tough feedback is essential for personal growth.

7. You have to take risks.

You will never become the person you want to be by continuing to be the person you currently are. Growth’s only request is that you step out of your comfort zone. That’s it. And unless you are willing to take that risk, to take that uncomfortable leap into the unknown, you will forever stay exactly where you are.

Summary

Reinvention is an art. It is a process. It is not a “quick fix” or an “overnight solution.” It is a deliberate practice, day in and day out, until you realize who it is you want to be, you already were all along.

You can see who a OneDrive for work or school, SharePoint, or Teams file or folder has been shared with at any time.

See whom a file or folder is shared with

In your document library, select the file or folder.

Above the list of files, select Share.

The Send link window opens.

If the item is currently shared with anyone, a Shared with list appears at the bottom of the Send link window.

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Each circular item in the list represents a person or group that the item has been shared with.

Point your mouse at any item to see the name of the person or group.

Click any item in the list to see more details about who can access the file. See Manage access to a file later in this article for more details.

If there isn’t a shared with section, the item isn’t currently shared.

Manage access to a file or folder

When you select an item in the Shared with list, the Manage Access panel opens:

The Links Giving Access section shows the links that have permissions to the file or folder. Click the ellipsis (. ) to see the users that the link has been shared with.

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The Direct Access section shows people and groups who have direct access to the file or folder. (This includes groups that have access to the site where the file or folder resides.)

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When viewing who has access to a file or folder, internal users will have their name and job title displayed. External users will only have their email address displayed, with External User below the address.

Levels of sharing access

There are different options for sharing:

Anyone gives access to anyone who receives this link, whether they receive it directly from you or forwarded from someone else. This may include people outside of your organization.

People in gives anyone in your organization who has the link access to the file, whether they receive it directly from you or forwarded from someone else.

People with existing access can be used by people who already have access to the document or folder. It does not change the permissions on the item. Use this if you just want to send a link to somebody who already has access.

Specific people gives access only to the people you specify, although other people may already have access. If people forward the sharing invitation, only people who already have access to the item will be able to use the link.

Note: If a sharing option has been greyed out, your organization’s admins may have restricted them. For example, they may choose to disable the Anyone option to prevent usable links being forwarded to others.

There are also different levels of permission:

Can view allows the recipient to only view the file or folder; they cannot make changes to it. This can be further restricted by selecting the option to Block download, which means they cannot save a local copy.

Can edit allows the recipient to make changes to the file or folder.

Additionally, when creating a link, you can set an expiration date, as well as a password to access the file. (You will need to provide the password to the person or people you’re sharing the file with.)

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Is your internet acting funny? Have your connections slowed down? Or are you just worried that someone may have access to your WiFi network? These are all good reasons to do a quick check of your WiFi connections and, if necessary, beef up security to keep unknown entities from hogging your bandwidth.

While sharing your WiFi with a stranger may seem unlikely, harmless, or both, doing so can drain your bandwidth, slow your connections, and, if you have multiple devices set up to share access on your network, it is even possible that your secret guest could access that information too. This leads to a common question: “How do I see who’s on my WiFi?”

In most cases, it’s probably just someone who needs a WiFi connection. It might even be someone who you shared your password with in the past. I used to work at an internet call center, and this issue was a huge call driver, although in most cases the caller’s concerns were unfounded. Still, it’s good to know how to check for yourself.

The simplest way to remove unwanted WiFi users is to change your password — and don’t share the new one. But if you want to take things a step further and find out exactly who is on your network, there are several ways to access a list of the devices that are currently using your WiFi.

How to access a list of connected devices

The most accurate way to access a list of connected devices is to log into your router’s settings page. If your router was provided by your internet service, such as Spectrum, you may be able to easily log into your account to find this info. If you provided your own router, you can access the router settings by using the access information that is typically found on the back of the router. You may also be able to use a related phone app, like Netgear’s Nighthawk and Orbi apps, which are designed to help you manage your router settings for those specific devices.

To check your router settings and connected devices, remain connected to the WiFi and open your router settings page. Simply type the prescribed IP address into a browser and it will bring you to the page where you can access your router settings. This login information is usually found on the back of your router in the form of an IP address in numbers. When you put the IP into a browser that is connected to your home WiFi, it brings you to a login page. Often, the default login is also listed on the back of the router.

Once logged in, you can make changes to the network name and password and see which devices are listed as connected. Some more sophisticated devices will list the specific equipment by name: Samsung TV, MacBook Pro, etc. But others might only give you the device’s MAC address, which means you’ll need to look up the MAC addresses on each of your devices in order to confirm a match. The MAC address for your device is listed along with the serial number, usually as part of the sticker or plate that lists the serial number and other identifying information. It’s also listed in the settings section.

How to help prevent future WiFi intruders

So what do you do now? Well, you may be surprised by how many devices are actually connected to your WiFi. If you find devices that you know are not yours, there isn’t much you can do to identify who they belong to. But you can immediately disconnect them by changing your password, and keeping it a secret.

Not sure how to change your password? This is usually done in that same router settings page we discussed before, but some providers or manufacturers allow you to make changes via their own app or website.

Some tips on keeping the code secure: Don’t use your name or address as a password. Don’t use a password that matches a network name. And don’t share your password with your neighbors, who might then share it with their neighbors, and so on, and so on, until everyone is connected to your WiFi.

Great relationships give life significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections.

These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you’re dealing with a keeper:

1. They are consistent.

A trustworthy person will use roughly the same behavior and language in any situation. They have the self-control to maintain character and follow through on what they say they’ll do, even when they are tempted to walk it back. They won’t wear different masks or pretend they’re someone they’re not just to impress. Switching gears comes from having learned reliable new information, not from self-serving whims. What’s more, what they say matches what you hear from others.

2. They show compassion and humility.

Both these traits demonstrate that the person can think of others well and doesn’t consider themselves as more important than anyone else. Because they are more outwardly focused, they’re less likely to step on your toes or betray you to get something they need or want.

3. They respect boundaries.

Trustworthy individuals don’t try to impose their will on others because they don’t feel the need to control those around them. They avoid bullying and acknowledge that no means no.

4. They compromise and don’t expect something for nothing.

Small sacrifices show that the individual recognizes that trust is a two-way street. They’re willing to give a little to get something back later. And if they do ask for something, they’re sure to demonstrate the value of their request.

5. They’re relaxed (and so are you).

A person who is faking it and who is more likely to behave in shady ways usually will display some signs of anxiety, such as agitated body language. If the person seems at ease, they likely have nothing to hide and are being honest and open with you. You’ll likely feel calm, too, because you won’t be subconsciously picking up on and mirroring back negative cues.

6. They are respectful when it comes to time.

Trustworthy people do their best not to be late or cancel plans at the last minute because they know doing so inconveniences you and violates promises. They won’t try to rush or drag things out for their own benefit.

7. They show gratitude.

Trustworthy individuals are willing to admit they can’t do it all alone and value teamwork. They give credit where it’s due, even if it means they don’t advance as quickly or shine as much themselves.

8. They give up all the facts, even if it hurts.

Truth and transparency matters to trustworthy people. They won’t lie by omission or fudge data. They will give up even the information that could put their reputation at risk or create conflict, believing that those conflicts can be solved with good empathy and communication.

9. They confide in you.

Confiding in someone, exposing faults and all, involves a certain amount of vulnerability. So when someone confides in you, it demonstrates that the individual already trusts you and that they want you to be open with them, too.

10. They aren’t materialistic or desperate for money.

While there’s zero wrong with having nice things, trustworthy people don’t put stuff ahead of people. They’re willing to give up what they have (or could have) to help. Financial stability facilitates trust because it reduces the temptation to treat others poorly out of the need for self-preservation.

11. They’re right a lot.

Because trustworthy people value truth, they are willing to do their homework. They do the research that leads to verifiable conclusions, so they have a track record of having the right answer.

12. They skip the water cooler gossip.

Trustworthy individuals don’t like to make assumptions about anything or anybody. They prefer to get information from the source and to let the source speak for themselves. They avoid rumors because they know that rumors usually include negativity that tears people down instead of building them up. When they do talk, their language is empowering and respectful.

13. They’re learners.

Individuals who are worth your trust know they don’t have all the answers. They look for ways to learn and improve themselves constantly, and through that process, they’re willing to share the resources and facts they find.

14. You know who they’re connected to, and they try to connect you.

Both these elements show that the other person sees you as important. They want you to be part of their regular social group and meet the people you need to succeed. Others can affirm or contradict what you know about the individual, too. Subsequently, the more people the individual introduces you to, the more likely it is that they’re not hiding who they are.

15. They’re there for you and others.

Trustworthy people will listen to and support you even when they don’t need something from you. They do their best to be available to help, whatever you might be going through.

I f you’ve ever felt like something is off in a close relationship or casual encounter—you’re being pressured, controlled or even feel like you’re questioning yourself more than usual—it could be manipulation.

“Manipulation is an emotionally unhealthy psychological strategy used by people who are incapable of asking for what they want and need in a direct way,” says Sharie Stines, a California-based therapist who specializes in abuse and toxic relationships. “People who are trying to manipulate others are trying to control others.”

There are many different forms of manipulation, ranging from a pushy salesperson to an emotionally abusive partner—and some behaviors are easier to spot than others.

Here, experts explain the telltale signs that you could be the subject of manipulation.

You feel fear, obligation and guilt

Manipulative behavior involves three factors, according to Stines: fear, obligation and guilt. “When you are being manipulated by someone you are being psychologically coerced into doing something you probably don’t really want to do,” she says. You might feel scared to do it, obligated to do it, or guilty about not doing it.

She points to two common manipulators: “the bully” and “the victim.” A bully makes you feel fearful and might use aggression, threats and intimidation to control you, she says. The victim engenders a feeling of guilt in their target. “The victim usually acts hurt,” Stine says. But while manipulators often play the victim, the reality is that they are the ones who have caused the problem, she adds.

A person who is targeted by manipulators who play the victim often try to help the manipulator in order to stop feeling guilty, Stines says. Targets of this kind of manipulation often feel responsible for helping the victim by doing whatever they can to stop their suffering.

You’re questioning yourself

The term “gaslighting” is often used to identify manipulation that gets people to question themselves, their reality, memory or thoughts. A manipulative person might twist what you say and make it about them, hijack the conversation or make you feel like you’ve done something wrong when you’re not quite sure you have, according to Stines.

If you’re being gaslighted, you might feel a false sense of guilt or defensiveness—like you failed completely or must have done something wrong when, in reality, that’s not the case, according to Stines.

“Manipulators blame,” she says. “They don’t take responsibility.”

There are strings attached

“If a favor is not done for you just because, then it isn’t ‘for fun and for free,’” says Stines. “If there are strings attached, then manipulation is occurring.”

Stines refers to one type of manipulator as ‘Mr. Nice Guy.’ This person might be helpful and do a lot of favors for other people. “It is very confusing because you don’t realize anything negative is going on,” she says. “But, on the other hand, with every good deed, there is a string attached—an expectation.” If you don’t meet the manipulator’s expectation, you will be made out to be ungrateful, Stines says.

In fact, exploiting the norms and expectations of reciprocity is one of the most common forms of manipulation, says Jay Olson, a doctoral researcher studying manipulation at McGill University.

A salesperson, for example, might make it seem like because he or she gave you a deal, you should buy the product. In a relationship, a partner might buy you flowers then request something in return. “These tactics work because they abuse social norms,” says Olson. “It’s normal to reciprocate favors, but even when someone does one insincerely, we often still feel compelled to reciprocate and comply.”

You notice the ‘foot-in-the-door’ and ‘door-in-the-face’ techniques

Often, manipulators try one of two tactics, says Olson. The first is the foot-in-the-door technique, in which someone starts with a small and reasonable request—like, do you have the time?—which then leads into a larger request—like I need $10 for a taxi. “This is commonly used in street scams,” Olson says.

The door-in-the-face technique is the opposite—it involves someone making a big request, having it rejected, then making a smaller one, Olson explains.

Someone doing contract work, for example, may ask you for a large sum of money up front, and then after you decline, will ask for a smaller amount, he says. This works because, following the larger request, the smaller appeal seems reasonable comparatively, Olson says.

What to do if you think you’re being manipulated

How you react to manipulation depends in large part on what kind of manipulation you’re facing.

If you think you or someone you know is in a manipulative or even abusive relationship, experts suggest seeking treatment from a therapist or help from organizations like the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. A good support group can help, too, says Stines. “People in toxic relationships need to hear counterpoints somewhere. They are conditioned to think the interactions are normal. Someone needs to help them break out of that assumption.”

For other forms of manipulation, Stines suggests trying to not allow the manipulative behavior to affect you personally. “Use the motto, ‘Observe don’t absorb,’” she notes. After all: “We aren’t responsible for anyone else’s feelings.”

Often, establishing boundaries can play an important role in keeping manipulation at bay. “People who manipulate have lousy boundaries,” Stines says. “You have your own volitional experience as a human being and you need to know where you end and the other person begins. Manipulators often have either boundaries that are too rigid or enmeshed boundaries.”

In a manipulative situation, it can also help to delay your response, according to Olson. For example, refrain from signing a contract at first glance, don’t make a large purchase without thinking it through and avoid making major relationship decisions the first time they’re brought up, he suggests. “’Sleeping on it’” is often the best solution to avoid being manipulated,” Olson adds.

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Your anxiety over your privacy online can now come with a running score.

An update to Mozilla Firefox shipped last week augments the tracking protection enabled earlier in that web browser by adding a report card that tallies all of the tracking attempts blocked over your last week online.

The total in a copy of Firefox running in Windows 10 that had been used for five of the last seven days: 3,078 trackers.

Most, 2,678, came from online advertising networks and analytics firms. Another 287 came from social networks: Facebook and Twitter use embedded widgets on sites such as USA TODAY’s to profile their users, a tactic Apple began blocking in its Safari browser last year.

This copy of Firefox also caught 112 “fingerprinting” attempts, in which sites attempt to track users by collecting data points about their browsing configuration instead of dropping a “cookie” file. And Firefox blocked one case of embedded content that itself included some sort of tracking mechanism.

This update to that free, open-source browser also makes it easier to check which sorts of trackers populate any one site by breaking out those placed by social networks and those set by advertising and analytics firms. To see, click or tap the purple shield icon at the left of the address bar.

A copy of Firefox running in Windows 10 reported that USA TODAY’s home page unsuccessfully attempted to place three social-media trackers, two from Twitter and one from Facebook. It also counted 10 advertising and analytics trackers blocked.

But that second list also revealed that half of these trackers were standard-issue site-analytics tools from New Relic and Chartbeat that help site owners gauge visitor interest. Mozilla uses Google Analytics on its own site for the same purpose — and Firefox blocks that as well.

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How your boss is likely tracking you, spying on your devices (Photo: Storyblocks)

On a Mac, meanwhile, Firefox reported not 10 but 94 cross-site trackers at USA TODAY, including many set by such ad networks as Taboola and Google’s DoubleClick subsidiary.

Safari

Firefox’s primary competitor in the market for privacy-enhanced browsing is Safari, and with this update it sets up an interesting contrast.

Apple says it will err on the side of blocking all cross-site tracking — as determined by an algorithm each copy of Safari runs — even if that may break legitimate site functions. But Safari offers no hint of which trackers it blocks aside from the dialog it presents when interrupting social-media widgets like Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons.

Firefox, meanwhile, relies on a list of trackers maintained by the web-privacy firm Disconnect and lets users see which ones it blocks at any site. Mozilla, a non-profit, also makes a point of saying it doesn’t want to break the ability of sites to make money from ads.

Analysts have worried that Mozilla and Apple will do just that by going too far in stopping anything that looks like surveillance, even if it’s standard site analytics. In August, Stratechery analyst Ben Thompson warned against “an absolutist approach” that would kill smaller ad firms and keep Google and Facebook atop the online ad industry.

Google Chrome

What about the browser Google ships and which a large majority of the web uses, Chrome? Back in May, Google executives said they would add vaguely-described privacy controls to the browser but didn’t offer a shipping estimate beyond a blog post saying “We will preview these new features later this year.”

As of Oct. 30, “later” has not yet arrived.

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Through April 20, 2022, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax will offer all U.S. consumers free weekly credit reports through AnnualCreditReport.com to help you protect your financial health during the sudden and unprecedented hardship caused by COVID-19.

In this article:

  • Check Your Credit Reports
  • Some Debts May Not Show Up On Your Credit Report
  • How to Pay Your Debts After Finding Them
  • What to Do if Your Debt Is Already in Collections

U.S. households collectively owed nearly $14.9 trillion as of 2020, according to Experian data. That works out to an average individual debt balance of $92,727. So don’t blame yourself if you aren’t sure exactly how much debt you’ve got.

Ultimately, there’s no one-stop shop that’s guaranteed to show you each and every debt you owe. Finding out what debts you owe might require you to do a little financial homework, such as checking your credit reports, looking through old bills or calling creditors.

Check Your Credit Reports

The first stop in determining what debts you owe should be to get your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.

Creditors generally report debt accounts to one or more credit bureau, which then add it to the credit report they maintain. Account types you’ll be able to find on your credit reports include credit cards, personal loans, mortgages and more. Your credit report lists the amount owed on every account, along with its status and payment history, and contact information for the creditor handling the debt.

Under federal law, you can obtain one free copy of your credit report every 12 months by visiting AnnualCreditReport.com. You also can see your free Experian credit report at any time. Through April 20, 2022, the three bureaus are offering all U.S. consumers free weekly credit reports through AnnualCreditReport.com.

Some Debts May Not Show Up On Your Credit Report

Most major lenders report account activity to the credit bureaus, but they’re not required to. Therefore, a creditor may not share your account information with the credit bureaus.

Old debts may not be included on your credit report, depending on how old they are. Even if they originally appear on your credit reports, accounts closed in good standing are removed from your reports after 10 years. Accounts closed as a result of late payments are removed after seven.

There are also exceptions to the types of debt you might expect to find on your report. Medical debt, for instance, is generally not listed on credit reports unless it becomes severely past due and is reported as a collection account. Retailer payment plans aren’t commonly reported to the credit bureaus, either.

In some cases, the account will only appear on your credit report if the creditor turns your account over to a debt collection agency. Typically, the original creditor will be listed along with the collection account.

If you don’t see a debt on your credit report, you also can search through old bills or contact creditors to nail down all the debts you owe.

How to Pay Your Debts After Finding Them

So, once you’ve pinpointed what debts you owe, what’s next? It’s time to pay them off. Here are four steps you can take to make that happen:

  1. Create a list of all your debts. This includes credit cards, student loans, personal loans and car loans. With each debt, be sure to highlight who you owe, the amount you owe, the interest rate and the minimum monthly payment.
  2. Prioritize your debts. As you’re reviewing the list of debts, consider paying off the highest-interest debt before any other debt.
  3. Set up a budget. To put together a budget, go over your monthly income and expenses, then match them with your financial goals (like paying off your debts within a year, for example). Once your budget is in place, stick to it by closely monitoring your income and expenses. Don’t be afraid to adjust your budget if it isn’t working for you, or you find it impossible to stick to.
  4. Pick a payoff method. There are two common methods to choose from: The debt avalanche method wipes out the highest-interest debt first, then the next-highest-interest debt and so on, and the debt snowball method focuses on the smallest debt first before moving on to other debt. These methods are particularly helpful with credit card debt, when it may be difficult to know where to start. Because paying off a mortgage in a year or even five is probably unlikely, you can limit your payoff strategy to debts you can reasonably expect to pay off over a shorter time period.

What to Do if Your Debt Is Already in Collections

As you go over your accounts, you may find debt that is in collections. If this is the case, don’t ignore it—pretending the debt doesn’t exist won’t make it disappear. Tackling it as soon as possible will eventually put an end to the collections calls, and quell those worries about the money you owe.

Other potential action you can take once your debt is in collections includes:

  • Requesting that the debt collector stop contacting you. If you make this request in writing, a debt collector must cut off contact in most cases.
  • Negotiating what you owe. A debt collector may be willing to settle for a lump-sum amount that’s less than the amount due or may be open to a payment plan.
  • Seeking assistance from a nonprofit credit counseling service. A credit counselor may be able to develop a plan for paying off debt that’s in collections and also come up with a household budget for you that prevents you from falling behind on more debt.
  • Hiring an attorney. When the situation becomes extremely stressful—the debt collector threatens to take you to court, for instance—it may be time to seek legal help.

The Bottom Line

Figuring out which debts you owe can put you on the path toward financial peace of mind. One of the best ways to be a debt detective is to regularly check your credit reports, including your free credit report from Experian.

How to know who you are

Someone could be snooping on your Netflix watch history right now.

Or perhaps there’s an old-friend-turned-nemesis out there binge watching TV shows from your Netflix account. You know, the one you spend your hard-earned money on?

If you’ve ever shared your Netflix account with someone, it’s possible that they still have access and you don’t even know it. Even if you don’t mind them using it because you’re the generous type, this could still pose problems for you.

On Netflix’s standard $13.99 plan, for example, a maximum of two screens can be used to watch content at the same time. If you’ve got more than two people trying to watch on their TV or mobile device, then someone is going to be blocked from watching — and that would really suck if that was you, the person paying for the account.

So, in order to protect yourself and your ability to watch whatever you want, whenever you want, here’s how to check and see who has got access to your Netflix account:

Go to your profile on your Netflix account

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First, log in to your Netflix account from your computer.

Once in, select your profile and you’ll be on the main Netflix menu, where you’ll see your profile icon on the upper right part of the screen.

Hover over the profile icon and select “Account” from the dropdown menu.

Access the Settings menu

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Scroll down to the Settings section and click the “Recent device streaming activity” link.

There you will see a list of devices, locations, and IP addresses that have recently been used to access your account.

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Figure out who is using your Netflix account

From here, you can easily tell if someone other than you is using your account. For example, is there a type of device that does not match the one you use to watch Netflix? Does one of the locations or IP addresses not match your home or anywhere that you watch Netflix? Then obviously that’s someone else who’s logging into your account!

Obviously, if there are devices or locations you don’t recognize accessing your account, you want to remove them. But even if you know who else has access to your account and are fine with that now, there may come a time where you’re not.

How to stop people from using your Netflix account

Now that you’ve determined who has been watching Netflix using your login, here’s how to boot everyone off of your account:

Go to the “Account” page under your profile once again.

Under Settings click “Sign out of all devices.”

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Netflix will ask you if you’re sure you want to do this, you’ll select the “Sign out” option.

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Return to the “Account” page and change your password.

This process will require that you sign back into your account and reconnect your devices. It’s unfortunately the only way to remove people who are using your account. But, it’s worth it!

(Note: These steps will also remove any access granted to third-party devices stop them from signing back into your account.)

And that’s it! No more snoopers, no more moochers, your Netflix account is all yours once again. Now celebrate by watching one of the dozen sequels to The Purge.