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Assertiveness

How to Take Criticism Like a Pro


 

I was a very sensitive kid. Even a well-intentioned correction or constructive feedback would propel me into tears and a swell of self-criticism equal to or worse than the criticism of others.

I took things personally. I assumed blame when I wasn’t at fault or the expectations were unreasonable. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I felt inferior. And to make matters worse, I...
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boundaries

The Long Term Effects of Weak Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is one of the most popular and important topics that clients and readers ask me about. Stefanie Flores, of The Focus on You, is equally passionate about healthy boundaries. We know boundaries are important, but why do we need strong boundaries? What happens when you don't establish boundaries? In her guest post, Stefanie explains the long-term consequences of weak or inconsistent boundaries.
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