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Let them know where the uncrossable line lies

5 Golden Keys to Assertiveness and Setting Boundaries

Published 13 September, 2011 | Communication Skills

My girlfriend said she was impressed; but I wasn't pleased with the way I'd 'handled' the situation. For years afterwards (and still now, it appears), I would use this incident as an example of how not to be assertive.

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You can tell someone's personality type by what's written under their hair.

So, What Are the 'Personality Types', Really?

Published 08 September, 2011 | Relationship Advice

We're all interested in human personality and motivation. Personality tests, quizzes, and analysis are massively popular search terms. Sit down in any public space for a little while and eavesdrop on conversations people have about the people in their lives. We all love to talk personality types.

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Everyone approves of puppies

Do You Want to Stop Seeking Approval?

Published 18 August, 2011 | Social Anxiety

One grave problem with chronic approval seeking is that it leaves you vulnerable to being manipulated by others. People pick up that you're anxious to please them, that your main priority is that 'everything be okay'. Another problem with being too eager to gain approval is that it can get in the way of actually being effective in a situation.

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Fear is useful if there are predators about.

5 Tips for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Published 04 August, 2011 | Stress Reduction

You're being hunted. It's 20,000 years ago. The terrible truth filters into your prehistoric brain: you've become separated from your tribe and are alone in a land packed with predators.

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But what does that smile mean?

How to Read People

Published 13 July, 2011 | Communication Skills

People are perverse or - let's be fair - they can be. You think you read them right and wham! They do something to confound your expectations. Were there any clues you missed?

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