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Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Personality

Know Any "Know it All's?"

Opinionated people offer opinions before they're asked.


Do either of these sound like anyone you know?
Do either of these sound like you?

Why not ask the people who want the best for you and who will be candid with you? And when you do, ask them how much they feel that your being in one or the other columns affects how much people respect you.

Hmm... do you think I'm expressing an opinion or being opinionated?My guess is that if you fall into the "Having an Opinion" column, you'll see me as having an opinion, but if you fall into the "Opinionated" column, you'll view me as opinionated. Is that what they mean when they say, "Takes one to know one?"

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About the Author
Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.

Mark Goulston, M.D., the author of the book Just Listen, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute.

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