My Toxic Friends

My Toxic Friends

Is someone in your social network dragging you down? Here's how to protect yourself from poisonous people.

Mean girls and bad friends

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
What drives them and what you can do about them.

Who's Judmental? Five Key Symptoms

By Caroline J. Simon Ph.D.
Saying “You’re judgmental” can be a symptom of being judgmental.

The Urban Tribe Is Overrated

By Meg Jay Ph.D.
Why twentysomethings need to branch out

Talking to a Narcissist

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Is talking to a narcissist worthwhile?

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Why are emotions contagious?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
When someone smiles at you, you smile back. Why is this?

Frenemies: The New Enemy

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
What to do about the people you love and hate simultaneously.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Protect Yourself from Pushy People

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Turn the tables on pushy people by controlling the agenda.

Can Your Expectations Shape My Behavior?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Can beliefs about single people become self-fulfilling prophecies?

Friends can be Wonderful or Toxic Assets

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Expert advice on what to do when a friendship turns sour.

The Unholy Trio: Bullying, Cronyism, and Narcissism at Work

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How and why workplace bullies thrive

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Four clues to deciphering the language of online lying.

Birds of a feather smoke and drink together

By Jaime Derringer Ph.D.
Why are we so similar to our friends?

Do Your Friendships Feed You or Bleed You?

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Knowing when it’s time to let a friend go

Dealing With People Who Drain You

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
3 steps to distance yourself from people who suck up precious time and energy.

Genes and Autism: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Robert Klitzman M.D.
Discovering “autism genes” offers hope, but also ethical and social dilemmas.