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Get Good At Feeling Bad

One of the first challenges to a greater level of overall emotional intelligence is knowing how to handle intense or seemingly powerful emotional reactions. Ultimately, adults are left to advocate for one’s emotional needs or to tolerate the seemingly intolerable intensity of an emotional experience. Let’s more closely examine the benefit and challenge of the later.

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Self-Sabotaging Behavior on Tilt Via The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a movie that is widely recognized for its unique plot and memorable characters. The rebel John Bender, the jock Andrew Clark, the pampered Claire Standish, the nerd Brian Johnson, and the introvert Allison Reynolds, all showcase their unique personalities, including their adolescent ways of protecting, fortressing, and establishing each of their own defensive structures.

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How To Respond To Hateful Comments

The difficult truth is that people don’t always “play nice” or engage in a manner which engenders conversation or acceptance. Sometimes people will act downright ugly and engage in hateful commentary. Social media and other forms of modern day communication make it even easier to share thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, including hateful communications at times.

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Adjusting to Life After College

The thrill of embracing your independence and making your mark in the world can be an alluring part of finishing college. This stage of life can also be met with feelings of uncertainty and anxiety as you prepare to face the “real world”. This transitional phase of life can feel overwhelming as you say goodbye to your routines, structure, and your known circle of support.

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