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Posts Tagged ‘emotional and verbal abuse’

Workplace Bullying: A Survival Guide

Unfortunately, difficult economic conditions can increase the negative behaviors that people will tolerate in order to keep their jobs. If you ever find yourself the target of workplace bullying, it is important to have strategies to safeguard your emotional and physical well-being. If You Experience Workplace Bullying If you are being bullied at work: Don’t…

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Why Emotional Pain Should Be Public Business

We have so many examples of mishandled pain.  How are we going to address the problem?  When are we going to ask, why is this occurring and what we can do about it? News about people shooting each other is so common now that many times it seems just part of the human landscape.  Often what…

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Why We Demonize Each Other

Why do people demonize each other? People increasingly recognize that demonizing others is a problem. However, our ancestors may not have had the same perspective. Here are some of the reasons our forbears demonized: survival. This is the oldest reason. Our ancestors did not have all the mechanisms for survival that we have, so demonizing others…

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Self Sacrifice Can Make You Sick

Self sacrifice is very hard to escape. It is so conditioned into us that whether you are an HSP or non-HSP doesn’t matter. You are subject to the expectation. Self sacrifice carried to an extreme will make you sick, emotionally and physically. Why is self-sacrifice such a problem? Self-Sacrifice Solves A Lot Of Problems Self…

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Unfreeze Those Feelings

To a child all feelings may seem huge, since they feel so small – and are. Children are very natural about their feelings. They experience them and let them go. Unfortunately, it does not take long before we learn that our feelings are unwanted and inconvenient. Then we start to reject them and hold them in with all…

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The Many Purposes Of Hate

  Hate is complicated and it arises on many levels and has many purposes. We can have a complicated relationship to it. According to Dictionary, to hate means “to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest.” One way of describing hate is to say it is the part of…

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Causes Of Social Phobia

It is useful for highly sensitive people to understand the causes of social phobia which often result in the crippling self consciousness and which can contribute to the HSP tendency to have an introverted personality. Social Phobia is sometimes referred to either as Generalized Social Phobia, which NIMH states is the most common anxiety disorder,…

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Fixation On The “Bad”

I suspect that our fixation on the “bad” is a habit left over from our ancient past.”Bad” is a very problematic word.  Mostly because it is used to cover so much territory. It can mean unpleasant, or refer to something that does not work well. When two people are in disagreement we may have a dysfunctional…

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Child Abuse Affects The Brain

Article first published as Child Abuse Affects the Brain on Technorati. The December issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has reported the findings of a Yale University Study which shows that child abuse, physical and emotional impact many areas of the brain. The study included the results of the self-reported Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and brain…

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Bullies And Introverts: How HSPs Can Help Themselves

Bullies and introverts do not mix. How Bullies And Introverts Are Different Bullies and bullying can be a troublesome challenge for highly sensitive people, who are most often introverts and there are many reasons why that is the case: HSPs are usually not very aggressive and usually do not have an aggressive agenda. Bullies often…

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