Posts Tagged ‘Mind games’

The Tyrant

Monday, January 7th, 2008

It’s my way or the highway. Your feelings don’t count. Your way will never work. Your idea is stupid. There’s one way to deal with it–whatever “it” happens to be. My way. Sound familiar? What are your choices? You can buy into the tyrant’s beliefs. Play small. Remain scared. Or you can stand up to him or her. Sounds easy. So why is it sometimes so hard?

Fear. Fear you’ll anger the tyrant. Fear you’re not sure. Fear you might be wrong. When you operate out of fear, you lose confidence. You second guess yourself. You hesitate. You put off. You choose by not choosing .You give the tyrant the power to choose for you.

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#29 – The User

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Harriet Katz

Users usually want money. Yours. Or sex. Maybe you’ve dated one of these guys. Trouble is, users are not easily spotted. Often they come disguised as well-meaning relatives, or the neighbor who never seems to have whatever it is he/she is always borrowing. Users are expert manipulators. Here’s how (and when) to say NO and mean it.

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Music this episode includes “29” by Dominic Castillo and the Rock Savants.

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