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Taking Things Personally

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

How to Not Take Rejection Personally

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Rejection happens. From little things, like a driver cutting you off on the highway, to hearing a negative comment about your appearance, to bigger, deeper life events like not getting that promotion you really had your heart set on or losing your job all together.

One Question You Need to Ask to Stop Fighting With Your Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We are all headed into a a long, hopefully gorgeous summer. Maybe a vacation. Time together with our partners. Something sometimes we dread. Because we fear fighting.

Effective Leadership: How to Not Take Things Personally

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Effective leadership is hard. It's a fine balance between making progress, managing expectations, and being heard. When it comes to receiving criticism from the boss or a co-worker, no matter how constructive it is, it can sometimes be hard to hear without getting defensive.

How To Stop Taking Things So Personally

Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

By Matthew D. Della Porta for Consider this scenario: you are walking outside and you notice dark clouds forming above you. Unfortuna...

'If You Really Loved Me, You Wouldn't...'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!

How To Take Things Less Personally

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The thing is, most of what bumps into us in life -- including emotional reactions from others, traffic jams, illness or mistreatment at work -- is like an impersonal log put in motion by 10,000 causes upstream.