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  • Do you feel guilty when you say "No" to someone? Do you say "Yes" to things you don't want to do because you don't want to let someone down? These tips on saying "No" without feeling guilty can help.

    How to Say "No" and Not Feel Guilty About It

    How to Say "No" and Not Feel Guilty About It

    by Sadie Holloway2

  • The narcissist can be an elusive creature to pin down, yet most of us know a few of these people. This article is to help you recognise when you've entered the orbit of a narcissist!

    Do You Know a Narcissist?

    Do You Know a Narcissist?

    by Sue Minot0

  • Undermining can be very subtle and sometimes hard to spot at first, but if you are being targeted, you will soon start to see a pattern.

    Have You Been a Victim of Undermining?

    Have You Been a Victim of Undermining?

    by Athlyn Green2

  • Storing these words and quotes in your memory will guarantee that they resurface in your thoughts and speech right when you need them. Consider using them for personal as well as group benefits.

    The Self-Worth Alphabet for the Confident Woman

    The Self-Worth Alphabet for the Confident Woman

    by Dora Weithers32

  • Understanding how and when to lie is a frequently neglected aspect of communication. To help you improve your ability to lie effectively, here are 3 essential rules.

    The 3 Rules of Effective Lying

    The 3 Rules of Effective Lying

    by Voshko0

  • Being assertive doesn't mean learning to say "no". It means learning how to have your own needs met without being aggressive.

    How to Be More Assertive

    How to Be More Assertive

    by Kate Swanson14

  • We've all met them. Everyone I've talked to knows someone who seemed great to begin with but turned out to be a drain. You find that you spend time supporting them but they don't give any support back. You want to end a conversation so you can...

    How to Handle Codependent Relationships

    How to Handle Codependent Relationships

    by Loni L Ice57

  • First, each woman empowers herself then reaches out for association with like-minded friends. They establish a group image which highlights these six supportive habits including respect for womanhood.

    Six Habits of Young Women Empowering Each Other

    Six Habits of Young Women Empowering Each Other

    by Dora Weithers75

  • Hatred. Disappointment. Rejection. Sadness. Anger. Trauma. Distress. Envy. Weakness. Defeat. Giving up. Revenge. Depression. Let down. Annoyed. Are you dealing with any of these feelings and emotions simply because someone is talking behind you back? It is time you stop. Here's a very helpful and no-nonsense insight into why people talk behind your back and what you can do about it.

    When people talk behind your back

    When people talk behind your back

    by princesswithapen62

  • Boundaries are safety zones we place around ourselves and family. They let us form healthy relationships and permit others to understand how they should behave.

    What Are Personal Boundaries?

    What Are Personal Boundaries?

    by John Young0

  • To many people, etiquette is nothing more than the art of trying to catch someone using the incorrect fork at a dinner party. They are mistaken, however, as etiquette has served as a code of social behavior for centuries, and a very useful one, at...

    Etiquette: Origins, Misconceptions, and Modern Forms

    Etiquette: Origins, Misconceptions, and Modern Forms

    by Seabastian3

  • Maybe you’re meeting your future spouse, or perhaps a future best friend — no matter what the case is, getting to know you questions are a great way to start the conversation with someone new!

    Getting to Know You Questions

    Getting to Know You Questions

    by Tatiana0

  • Learn how to show your appreciation to people in a way that suits the occasion and avoids awkward situations.

    The Best Ways to Say "Thank You"

    The Best Ways to Say "Thank You"

    by Sondra Rochelle3

  • Why hide emotions? Well the answer is quite simple. There are situations when emotions and thoughts are best kept hidden than displayed in front of people who may ridicule, mock, make fun of or even take advantage of your feelings. As usual, let's stay away from cliché words of advice like controlling temper, laughing it out and staying calm. This article pin points the very acts and precise things you can do to hide and control your emotions. Don't let anyone know what you are thinking about.

    How to Hide Your Emotions – Don't Let Others Know What You're Thinking

    How to Hide Your Emotions – Don't Let Others Know What You're Thinking

    by princesswithapen21

  • Assertive communication can revolutionize your interactions with others, help you set boundaries, and lower your stress levels. Communicating assertively takes understanding and practice. Examples of assertiveness follow.

    Communication Styles: Assertive Communication Examples

    Communication Styles: Assertive Communication Examples

    by Blake Flannery8

  • Boundaries are walls we put up not out of fear, but out of necessity. Boundaries help us take back control of our lives and find our own path to happiness. Learn how to set boundaries in your life.

    How to Set Boundaries in Your Personal Life

    How to Set Boundaries in Your Personal Life

    by Kathleen Odenthal5

  • I've written this article to highlight the qualities in other people that I most admire. Nobody is perfect, myself included (!) but just how fussy are we when it comes to liking others? If, for instance, they swore like a trooper - would it put...

    Qualities I Admire in Others

    Qualities I Admire in Others

    by Marcia1

  • What does it mean to be a good listener? Do you struggle connecting truthfully and deeply with others? This article is all about how you can improve in these areas.

    Listening and Connecting From the Heart

    Listening and Connecting From the Heart

    by Holley Hyler2

  • No lie: there are certain situations where not telling the truth is considered ethical.

    Lying Can Be Good

    Lying Can Be Good

    by mcttan0

  • 50 deep questions and my answers to them. Great for inspiration or conversation starting. Use them on first dates, for getting to know coworkers, family reunions, and writing.

    50 Deep and Thought-Provoking Questions.

    50 Deep and Thought-Provoking Questions.

    by Kristen Mazzola15

  • We may know the truth, but we need white lies to have something to live by, because without them life would just lose its meaning--- even "meaning" being a part of that white lying.

    White Lies and Pep-Talk: Tactful Support or What?

    White Lies and Pep-Talk: Tactful Support or What?

    by Vladimir Karas12

  • Ouch. This can either be a huge problem, because your spouse is very, very close to his or her family and you just can't stand them, or a really huge problem because your in-laws are genuinely awful people and both of you would rather have root...

    When You Really Don't Like Your In-Laws

    When You Really Don't Like Your In-Laws

    by Rhomylly112

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  • Shyness spoils many days that should be fun, exciting and/or romantic. If your Valentine's Days, birthdays, or even ordinary days are spoiled by shyness, here's some 'shyness remedies' to help you.

    Shyness Remedies for Valentine's and Other Days

    Shyness Remedies for Valentine's and Other Days

    by Daniel Long0

  • Did you know there's such a thing as over communicating? How about under communicating? It turns out that each communication style has symptoms and consequences and I'm here to help you identify them.

    Are You Failing to Effectively Communicate?

    Are You Failing to Effectively Communicate?

    by C Levrow0

  • How to hug a girl? For a guy who is shy or a complete introvert, the thought of hugging a girl can make him nervous. Even the most casual forms of physical intimacy can become awkward for someone who is not too comfortable with the opposite sex. From cute and friendly hugs to warm and romantic ones - this post gives tips on how a guy can ease himself into becoming comfortable with hugging a girl whether she is a friend, crush or his first girlfriend.

    How to hug a girl: Tips for shy guys to give friendly and romantic hugs to girls

    How to hug a girl: Tips for shy guys to give friendly and romantic hugs to girls

    by princesswithapen3

  • The steps to being popular as an adult are different than those for a teenager. Here are several simple ways to show people that you are the caring individual that they have always wanted to befriend.

    How to Become a Popular Adult

    How to Become a Popular Adult

    by Elizabeth Yetter6

  • We've all been there--those situations when a silly argument turns into a full-bown battle of the sexes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Communication can be affected or hindered because of the different ways men and women...

    How Does Gender Affect Communication?

    How Does Gender Affect Communication?

    by Meghan M.2

  • Good deeds are very powerful, not only for the giver and the recipient of the favor, but also for society as a whole. This list explains the many benefits of performing good deeds, random acts of kindness and other types of generous favors.

    The Power and Benefits of Doing Good Deeds for Other People

    The Power and Benefits of Doing Good Deeds for Other People

    by Shasta Matova48

  • Conversation is one of the most underappreciated skills today. But with these 10 ways to have a better conversation, you'll be sure to make a good impression.

    10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

    10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

    by Robert P Sullivan1

  • More often than we'd like, we find ourselves in situations that our primitive, non-speaking ancestors would not have been prepared for; we find ourselves needing to communicate with another individual via the spoken word. Now, if you're anything...

    How to Conversate With Others

    How to Conversate With Others

    by DanTheDamnManDan0

  • No one enjoys going to funerals, those somber occasions that remind us of our own mortality and uncertainty about the future. However, such gatherings can be even more distressing for those who weren't close to the deceased, such as a new...

    Funeral Etiquette if You Didn’t Really Know the Deceased

    Funeral Etiquette if You Didn’t Really Know the Deceased

    by mqjeffrey10

  • Aggression is action motivated by angry emotions or hostile intentions, inflicting pain, intimidation, or emotional suffering on others. Acts of aggression intentionally cause pain or harm to others.

    Defining Aggressive Behavior

    Defining Aggressive Behavior

    by John Young1

  • A Guilt trip is a form of psychological abuse. Some psychologists may call it emotional manipulation. I call it bullying. There are those who are first rate experts at laying guilt trips and know exactly what technique to use to get their own way....

    Guilt Trip - A Form of Bullying

    Guilt Trip - A Form of Bullying

    by Cut The Bullshit22

  • There is nothing wrong with enjoying alone time, but sometimes it can impede our ability to find like-minded souls. Here are some ways to get more involved socially and find your tribe.

    How to Come Out of Your Shell for Extreme Hermits

    How to Come Out of Your Shell for Extreme Hermits

    by Holley Hyler0

  • Have you been told that you are rude? There are things you can do to change that perception. Read on.

    What It Means to Be Rude

    What It Means to Be Rude

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix0

  • They want something from you or they simply want you. Problem is, you want nothing to do with them. Learn how to avoid these types or repel them...fast.

    Avoid People Who Throw Themselves at You

    Avoid People Who Throw Themselves at You

    by H C Palting29

  • In modern society we are distracted every moment. How do we regain the ability among all these distractions to focus on the person in front of us? After all, they should be the most important person

    Seeing the Person in Front of You

    Seeing the Person in Front of You

    by Michael Davis0

  • Humility is more powerful than it seems. Read on for tips on how you can use this virtue to be a better and more-appreciated person.

    What It Means to Be Humble

    What It Means to Be Humble

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix2

  • There are many ways to escape stress. Some take the form of defense mechanisms. Others use sports, hobbies, travel, reading, movies and a host of other activities for short-term release.

    How People Use Defense Mechanisms

    How People Use Defense Mechanisms

    by John Young1

  • Your eyes say more than your mouth when you learn to really listen. A good listener can help someone find the source of their pain without resorting to quick-fixes and platitudes.

    Don't Fix It -- Just Listen!

    Don't Fix It -- Just Listen!

    by Viola Horne1

  • © Adrienne Manson All rights reserved permission must be granted by the author before any part of this article can be reproduced. Links may be used to link back to the article. We’ve all had run-ins with bossy and controlling personalities that...

    How to Handle a Loud Mouth

    How to Handle a Loud Mouth

    by Adrienne F Manson12

  • It takes more than two ears to really listen when a friend or relative comes to you with a problem. Follow these three steps and watch the speaker transform from panicked to peaceful.

    How to Help Someone in an Emotional Crisis

    How to Help Someone in an Emotional Crisis

    by Viola Horne0

  • Domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse or verbal violence. This article explains how abusive tendencies develop and what can help break the cycle.

    Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Abuse

    by jellygator12

  • A problem arises when you put someone on a pedestal - they have a tendency to fall off! Putting someone on a pedestal is not to be mistaken for having a high regard for another or admiring another's skills, attributes or abilities. When you put someone on a pedestal you are denying both yourself and the other an honest and sincere experiencing of each other.

    Putting People On A Pedestal?

    Putting People On A Pedestal?

    by raisingme18

  • With an emphasis on looks and superficial attractiveness in our culture, people tend to forget all that lies within a person. What connects us to someone goes deeper than what meets the eye.

    Are You Emotionally Sexy?

    Are You Emotionally Sexy?

    by Laura Izett2

  • All of us lie sometimes, but how many of us feel guilty or wonder whether we did the right thing?  Overall, most people agree that lying is a bad thing, but then again, who even decided what lying is?  A little white lie is supposed to be okay,...

    10 Reasons Not to Lie

    10 Reasons Not to Lie

    by kassishae3

  • There are few people who seek out friction with others. Most of us, on some level, want others to feel comfortable around us, and if they don't, we look for ways to ease the tension. This isn't true of everyone, of course. We've all had colleagues who seem to relish opportunities to make others squirm in discomfort; we've also worked with people who distance themselves from the group to the point where it becomes almost uncomfortable for everyone else.

    10 Signs That No One at Work Likes You

    10 Signs That No One at Work Likes You

    by shogan0

  • The definition of a nerd is not completely set in stone, but, you may be surprised as to what it really means to be a nerd. Find out how to tell if someone is a nerd and see where you stand on the scale from dweeb to nerd.

    How to Tell if Someone is a Nerd

    How to Tell if Someone is a Nerd

    by Lisa8

  • Scientists are proving that as we give to others we live longer. Just imagine, by doing a good deed often, our life can be extended. Reach out to someone in need. Follow these easy tips for giving.

    The Mental and Physical Benefits of Giving to Others

    The Mental and Physical Benefits of Giving to Others

    by Audrey Hunt90

  • “Closing a call” is not a skill limited to sales. In sales the term refers to the final step in a sales presentation where the sales representative elicits some form a confirmation or agreement from their customer. The same tactful skills to...

    5 Tricks for Politely Ending Phone Calls

    5 Tricks for Politely Ending Phone Calls

    by MegBot5

  • When others seem cold and distant, we automatically assume that they do not like us or are angry with us. This may not be the case. Check out these three things that could be issues.

    3 Reasons Others May Seem Cold and Distant

    3 Reasons Others May Seem Cold and Distant

    by Denise W Anderson6

  • "Dance like no one is watching. Because they're not. They're checking their phones." I found this on Pinterest under the Humor section, but it spoke to me personally.

    Dance Like No One Is Watching!

    Dance Like No One Is Watching!

    by Diana Majors1

  • Maturity doesn't come easy. It requires a great deal of struggle. Read on to see where you stand.

    What It Means to Be Mature

    What It Means to Be Mature

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix1

  • Interpersonal skills – also called people skills or social skills – are not just about communication skills, but also touch on our ability to make decisions, solve problems and manage stress.

    How to Develop Interpersonal Skills

    How to Develop Interpersonal Skills

    by Kaili Bisson18

  • Do you find it so difficult to keep secrets? Well, you are not alone but you can always learn how to. But first, you have to find out the importance of keeping secrets...

    The Importance of Keeping Secrets

    The Importance of Keeping Secrets

    by Emmyboy14

  • The advantages of and practical steps of how to make someone "dead to you" so you can get on with your life and be happy.

    How to Make Someone "Dead to You"

    How to Make Someone "Dead to You"

    by truthfornow26

  • Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder may come across as grandiose, but they are emotionally weak and require constant validation from others.

    Malignant Narcissists Are Insecure Bullies

    Malignant Narcissists Are Insecure Bullies

    by Psycho Free Zone0

  • Have you ever been on the stairs, but felt you might get knocked over because of some rude person? You are not alone! I hope to change one reader at a time with some advice on proper stairs etiquette.

    Stairs Etiquette 101

    Stairs Etiquette 101

    by Jeannie InABottle32

  • Knowing how to deal with narcissistic people can be very difficult because their behaviors are often camouflaged very successfully as they pursue their obsessive interest in themselves, often by means of deception, pretense and emotional abuse. ...

    How to Deal With Narcissistic People

    How to Deal With Narcissistic People

    by StopTheAbuseInfo173

  • Active listening is listening purposefully with a focus on understanding what the speaker wants to communicate. If you make the effort to learn active listening, all your relationships will benefit.

    The Techniques and Benefits of Active Listening

    The Techniques and Benefits of Active Listening

    by John Chancellor8

  • Use these 5 tips when dealing with the adult child in your life. You know who I am referring to.

    Dealing With Immature Adults

    Dealing With Immature Adults

    by Dylan Buckley0

  • Is your new date a stalker? Video and quiz on how to recognize stalking behavior, whether it's insidious or over the top. Learn how to protect yourself.

    How to Spot Stalkers and Signs of Stalking

    How to Spot Stalkers and Signs of Stalking

    by Marcy Goodfleisch87

  • What does it really mean to love? Read on to expand your perception about the single greatest phenomenon in the world.

    What It Means to Be Loving

    What It Means to Be Loving

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix2

  • In my days, I’ve encountered many selfish, passive-aggressive, I-Own-The-World ego maniacs. They’ve been my friends, my boyfriends, my colleagues, and at one point in my life, I was the jerk!

    Jerks - and How Not To Be (with) One

    Jerks - and How Not To Be (with) One

    by abigail winters0

  • Trust is such a basic ingredient for any relationship to work. I believe that all of us come to earth with some lessons to learn. We pick the lessons, we pick the players and the universe delivers the scenes and situations. When we have our trust broken, we go through the agony, despair and oscillate between tears and anger, wondering how you will ever be able to forgive and trust that person again...and that may be the very lesson you came here to learn.

    How to Deal With People Who Have Broken Your Trust

    How to Deal With People Who Have Broken Your Trust

    by Vibhavari1

  • After you eagerly say hello, your neighbor, in return, ignores you and just keeps walking on. You are positive she saw you. There are many reasons why your neighbors don't say hello.

    Why Your Neighbors Don't Say Hi

    Why Your Neighbors Don't Say Hi

    by Stove And Home8

  • Being a good neighbor helps develop a sense of community. A good neighbor helps others and is respectful, and good neighbors enrich our lives.

    The Importance of Being a Good Neighbor

    The Importance of Being a Good Neighbor

    by Julie A. Johnson15

  • Whether you're born with citizenship or earn it after immigration, there's more to being a Good Citizen than just having that legal piece of paper. It's about how you conduct yourself as a person, how you interact with your community and society,...

    How to Be a Good Citizen

    How to Be a Good Citizen

    by samanthaholloway5

  • First Dining In or Military Ball? Do not fret, I have a few tips for you soldier.

    Military Ball Etiquette

    Military Ball Etiquette

    by lylacrooz0

  • Happy people are capable of changing the world for better. If you are unhappy with the way things are going for you, read on for insights on how to experience fulfillment from being yourself.

    What It Means to Be Happy

    What It Means to Be Happy

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix2

  • How to recognize a non-apology when you're offered one, why you shouldn't feel obligated to accept it, and why this concept isn't at odds with spirituality or necessary for your peace of mind.

    #SorryNotSorry: Rejecting the Modern-Day Non-Apology

    #SorryNotSorry: Rejecting the Modern-Day Non-Apology

    by Jill Seminaris4

  • We live in an aching world. Your compassion can heal pain and wipe away tears. Read on to know how you can reach out to others at a deeper level.

    What It Means to Be Compassionate

    What It Means to Be Compassionate

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix2

  • Being a new employee on the job can be a somewhat intimidating experience. Management and co-workers can do a lot to make new employees feel like part of the team.

    How to Welcome New Employees to the Workplace

    How to Welcome New Employees to the Workplace

    by Christine McDade2

  • In short, a meddling mother-in-law can be defined as someone who constantly violates conventional boundaries. Notice that I chose to use the phrase violates boundaries instead of using the more gentle phrase crosses boundaries. Someone who...

    Is His Mother Ruining Your Marriage?

    Is His Mother Ruining Your Marriage?

    by Leah0

  • Listening is a powerful tool in our work and personal lives. The author realized what a horrible listener she had become, how it was hurting her relationships, and took steps to change it.

    How to Become a Better Listener in 5 Easy Steps

    How to Become a Better Listener in 5 Easy Steps

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Narcissism is going to be eliminated from the new DSM 5 in 2013. However, this controversial decision is in no way going to make a difference to those affected by this personality disorder, who know from bitter experience the psychological and...

    Secret Aspects of Narcissists

    Secret Aspects of Narcissists

    by Valdacious23

  • Don't know what to write on a card as a 'bon voyage' message for a friend going on a holiday, a colleague going on a business trip, or someone who is moving abroad? Look here for some suggestions.

    Bon Voyage Messages: 100 Farewell Wishes and Quotes

    Bon Voyage Messages: 100 Farewell Wishes and Quotes

    by princesswithapen3

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