Tag: conflict management

Karpman Drama Triangle or Victim Triangle

Avoiding Drama Triangles: Heroes, Victims, & Perpetrators

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the seemingly ongoing battles between different groups in the world, and perhaps between individuals in ...
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The Presidential Candidates Inside You: Conflicts & Needs

Donald Trump is inside you. So are Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and others. They're all hanging out together, accompanying ...
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When the Hero Creates the Hell

Whenever someone offers themselves as a savior, protector, hero, or heroine, I ask myself: Who created the hell, the danger, or ...
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Loosen Your Labels, & Enjoy Broader Thinking & Relating

Does the current political climate create knots in your stomach? Do you feel like you're walking on eggshells with family, friends, or colleagues? Here ...
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Honesty on Racism, Sexism, Classism, & Prejudice: Transcending “PC Shoulds”

This post may make some people uncomfortable, but that's okay. Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other "isms" continue to be ...
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The Value of Being Shaken Up

Yesterday morning I bicycled to our post office, in the center of one of the safest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. I ...
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Avoiding “Holier than Thou” Part II: Conflict Among Idealists

This is an excerpt from Naked Idealism, from the chapter entitled “Relating to Others Despite Differences.” I originally intended to post ...
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Avoiding the “Holier than Thou” Idealist Label: Part I

This is an excerpt from Naked Idealism, from the chapter entitled "Relating to Others Despite Differences." If we have not ...