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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
How to disagree and say no in a way that augments goodwill.

Is Your Bad Boss Trainable?

By Lynn Taylor
You can thrive by managing up.

How to Deal with a Difficult or Bullying Boss

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
4 strategies to use on your bad boss.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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

Don't Try to Reason with Unreasonable People

By Susan Biali M.D.
Simple strategies for dealing with mean or crazy people

20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Use these quotes to diffuse button-pushing effects.

Lubricate with Laughter

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
There's integrity in humor because true laughter can't be forced

Can workplace violence be prevented?

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
How to prevent conflict at work from turning violent

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

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Don lies and cheats, but is he a Sociopath?

Signs of Stuckness

By Bill Kahn Ph.D.
Learning to see when we are caught in the wrong conversations.

How I Learned That I Was Weird-Looking

By Kate Fridkis
A Story About Toe Hair

Bad Genius: The Link Between Arrogance and Creativity

By Neel Burton M.D.
A recent study suggests a link between arrogance and creativity.

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
People skills to help you stand your ground

What Makes People Talk Too Much?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
You have the right to enforce your boundaries. Here's how.

Singlism: Should We Just Shrug It Off?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
If singlism is no big deal, then let's turn the tables.

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

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Sure, the narcissist's many defenses protect them--but at what cost?

Frenemies: The New Enemy

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

Psychopaths, Children, and Evil

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
To what extent are psychopaths born and not made?

The Survival Guide for Dealing With Chronic Complainers

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
What they want and what they need are very different things.

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

Don’t Be Fooled by a Narcissist

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How narcissists can convince you of their (undeserved) greatness.

Ego, Insecurity, and the Destructive Narcissist

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
The bully is always the weakest kid on the playground.

The Avengers — Dr. Banner's Wisdom About Bipolar

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

What's Your Psychological Diagnosis?

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
TV characters can provide a window into our psyches.

Ego is The Evil Twin to Our Beloved Inner Child

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

The Pathological Liar's Club:

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
First clue to future female serial killers?

You're Wonderful! You're Terrible!

By Beverly D. Flaxington
Who are you really??

Control & Intimacy: A Four Step Solution

By Mark Banschick M.D.
I am so controlling and he's not happy. Can I fix this?

The Real Reason People Don't Know When To Quit

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
How "Winner Takes All; Loser Still Pays" competitions drive everything.


By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
5 Tips for Improving a Bad Reputation at the Office

How Keeping a Zen Mind Can Save a Relationship

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Rushing to judgment about another may only hurt yourself.

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

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

The Need for Patience

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
On patience and community

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

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

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.

Am I Asking Too Much of a Friend?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
A one-sided friendship is inherently frustrating.

Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How to preserve mom friendships when you parent differently.

The Bogus Boomerang Generation

By Polly Palumbo Ph.D.
Are a lot of young men and women really moving back home?

A Short Course for Overcoming Narcissism and BPD

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
People with so-called personality disorders can learn and grow.

May: Psychopath Month

By Ronald Schouten M.D., J.D.
Ongoing interest in psychopathy and those who almost qualify for the diagnosis.