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Kindness, Developmentally

Being unkind is a difficulty of relating, a developmental difficulty of seeing that we’re all of the same kind.

Be kind to the unkind.

And be kind to yourself when  you are being unkind – a developmental or reactionary relapse into unkindness is normal.


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Kindness, Developmentally

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2016). Kindness, Developmentally. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 26, 2020, from


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