Difficult People

Difficult People

Manipulation comes in many forms: There are whiners, bullies, the short-fused, the judgmental, and don't forget the sociopaths.

The Art of Disagreeing Agreeably

How to disagree and say no in a way that augments goodwill.

Is Your Bad Boss Trainable?

You can thrive by managing up.

How to Deal with a Difficult or Bullying Boss

4 strategies to use on your bad boss.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Don't Try to Reason with Unreasonable People

Simple strategies for dealing with mean or crazy people

20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers

Use these quotes to diffuse button-pushing effects.

Lubricate with Laughter

There's integrity in humor because true laughter can't be forced

Can workplace violence be prevented?

How to prevent conflict at work from turning violent

Is the Evil in Don Draper's Head—Or Beneath His Bed?

Don lies and cheats, but is he a Sociopath?

Signs of Stuckness

Learning to see when we are caught in the wrong conversations.

Bad Genius: The Link Between Arrogance and Creativity

Is there a link between creativity and arrogance?

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

People skills to help you stand your ground

What Makes People Talk Too Much?

You have the right to enforce your boundaries. Here's how.

Singlism: Should We Just Shrug It Off?

If singlism is no big deal, then let's turn the tables.

The Narcissist's Dilemma: They Can Dish It Out, But . . .

Sure, the narcissist's many defenses protect them--but at what cost?

Frenemies: The New Enemy

What to do about the people you love and hate simultaneously.

Psychopaths, Children, and Evil

To what extent are psychopaths born and not made?

The Survival Guide for Dealing With Chronic Complainers

What they want and what they need are very different things.

Do Your Friendships Feed You or Bleed You?

Knowing when it’s time to let a friend go

Don’t Be Fooled by a Narcissist

How narcissists can convince you of their (undeserved) greatness.

Ego, Insecurity, and the Destructive Narcissist

The bully is always the weakest kid on the playground.

The Avengers — Dr. Banner's Wisdom About Bipolar

The secret to getting bipolar under control is the same as for anger.

What's Your Psychological Diagnosis?

TV characters can provide a window into our psyches.

Ego is The Evil Twin to Our Beloved Inner Child

Why is it so hard to banish ego when it makes everyone so darn miserable?

The Pathological Liar's Club:

First clue to future female serial killers?

Control & Intimacy: A Four Step Solution

I am so controlling and he's not happy. Can I fix this?

The Real Reason People Don't Know When To Quit

How "Winner Takes All; Loser Still Pays" competitions drive everything.


5 Tips for Improving a Bad Reputation at the Office

How Keeping a Zen Mind Can Save a Relationship

Rushing to judgment about another may only hurt yourself.

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

The Need for Patience

On patience and community

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Dealing With People Who Drain You

3 steps to distance yourself from people who suck up precious time and energy.

Am I Asking Too Much of a Friend?

A one-sided friendship is inherently frustrating.

Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends?

How to preserve mom friendships when you parent differently.

The Bogus Boomerang Generation

Are a lot of young men and women really moving back home?

A Short Course for Overcoming Narcissism and BPD

What Millennials and others need to know in order to marry successfully.

May: Psychopath Month

Ongoing interest in psychopathy and those who almost qualify for the diagnosis.