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Difficult People

Don't Act Like a Jerk Because Someone Else Is

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Summer in our village-by-the-bay, Sausalito, is packed with tourists. Some dawdle and gawk in the crosswalks. Thousands of others, on rented bikes, at...

The Secret to Dealing With Chronic Complainers

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

What makes it so difficult to deal with chronic complainers is how resistant they are to support, cheering-up or advice. The secret to dealing with a chronic complainer is to first understand his or her mindset. Here are three pieces of advice...

Getting Along With People Who Don't Get Along

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

It's a fact of life that we encounter difficult people with a negative attitude, who are toxic thinkers, who oppose what we think, sometimes for no other reason than to just be objectionable. Perhaps they simply don't like us. Not everyone will, and that's okay.

5 Ways to Deal With a Narcissist

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Narcissists can be a pain to deal with because they don't always make good partners or friends. So let's talk about what to do if you have a narcissist in your life.

Buddha CEO: Five Mantras for Your Workday

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

If you really want to be a good student of the Buddha and you're willing to take on a difficult learning assignment, here's a radical suggestion: love your problem people. They can teach you lessons that wonderful people never can.

Toxic Side Effects... And How to Get Rid of Them

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

In the last week, I have come to the realization that I am still having psychic side effects from breast cancer treatment: Just as I was "allergic" to the toxicity of chemo, I am having similar reactions to deleterious behavior in people.

The Good, the Bad and the Overbearing

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

I have always attracted bullies and overbearing people, maybe because I've never been afraid to do battle with them. I ride buses in New York City on a daily basis, and it seems to be a setting that attracts overbearing people, perhaps because everyone is trapped with them.

How Foosball, Pool and Muay Thai Helped Me Deal With Difficult Personalities (Including My Own)

Jennifer Tress | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jennifer Tress

There's a sweet exhilaration associated with the moment you first realize something you really like has intersected with something you're good at.

How to Manage Difficult People

Donna Flagg | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

If you're a manager, then you know what it is to have a problem employee and are probably also familiar with how difficult he or she is to handle. It ...

4 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In communication, patience is a powerful emotional currency. As you're more able to tolerate the discomfort of frustration and not blow it by acting out, your relationships will function on a higher level.

Who's The Emotional Vampire In Your Life?

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Some relationships are positive and mood elevating. Others can suck optimism and serenity right out of you. I call these draining people "emotional vampires."

Melissa And Joan Rivers Demonstrate How To Live With Difficult People

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Who is the most difficult person in your life? What are some of the ways that you deal with difficult people? What advice do you have to help others with an "irritant"?

How To Turn Around Difficult People (VIDEO)

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

A young aerospace engineer is caught in a dilemma: whether to listen to the world's leading expert, who tells him his prototype is unworkable, or to go with his intuition and build the prototype anyway, even though his boss is against it.

How to Deal With Difficult (Even Impossible) People

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We have all met people who are so prickly and difficult that no one wants to handle them. In most situations walking away is an option, and you escape with no more than ruffled feathers.