It's easy to waste a lot of time and energy trying to deal with certain types of people: narcissists, drama queens and complainers, to name a few. Once you can identify 10 problematic personality types, you'll be able to protect yourself if they happen to walk into your life.
Marcia Sirota is an author, speaker, coach and psychiatrist. She's the founder of the Ruthless Compassion Institute, whose mandate is to help people have better relationships, be happier and create good habits.
There's no point in going easy on someone when they behave badly in a relationship because when we tolerate disrespect, we give the other person can continue to mistreat us. If men and women were to follow four simple rules, I think that fewer feelings would be hurt and a lot less time would be wasted.
08/10/2011 10:41 EDT
Can a bully learn to be a kind and caring person; to live and let live? The answer is yes, but only if they're able to heal their self-loathing and develop the same self-acceptance that everyone requires.
08/08/2011 10:39 EDT
It's incredibly sad that Amy Winehouse didn't live to see her 30th birthday. Some people are saying that it was inevitable
08/08/2011 09:40 EDT
We as a society are so confused about how to create and maintain good relationships. The Hollywood machine makes everything worse by perpetrating the myths of the big "Aha", and moments of redemption. But in real life, endings are messy and there are misunderstandings abound.
08/05/2011 10:20 EDT
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