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7 Rights that Assertive People Exercise

Rights exercised by assertive people are based on loyalty to themselves and respect for others. It is a foundational exercise of emotional intelligence, something we use to find our true identity. It’s saying, “this is me, this is what I think,…

5 Attitudes that Betray Your Need for Approval

Albert Ellis, the well-known cognitive psychologist, puts “need for approval” at the top of his list of irrational beliefs. Many of us needlessly suffer because of this unrealistic idea. We think we need approval and acceptance from nearly all significant people…