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“As high-conflict personalities appear to be increasing in society and the workplace, we are hearing more reports of disrespectful behavior during business meetings these days. Sad to say that this even is a topic which needs to be addressed. But since much of today’s work goes on in meetings, we’d like to present some strategies we are developing that anyone can use who is faced with this issue.” Continue reading

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The High-Conflict Person’s deeply-felt belief that they’re right and you’re wrong results in an intensity that scares us, so we end up avoiding them altogether or bending the boundaries to avoid being yelled at or even feeling uncomfortable. Continue reading

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I like BIFF- great concept. What if you’re talking with someone who has already pre-decided that whatever response you give, it will be received as an attack? For example, brevity = passive-aggression and detailed/normal = active-aggression.  How do you crack … Continue reading

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“The next time you are aware of your stress and feel overwhelmed take the risk and do what appears to be counter-intuitive.” Continue reading

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It’s the person you might call a control freak.  It could be your sister, supervisor, father or someone else close to you. They make you feel like you can’t move without being watched and judged.  The following is Bill Eddy’s take, in a … Continue reading

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Irate messages – especially email, texts and other electronic formats– are increasingly common. A relative blames you for everything. Your coworker is never satisfied. Your ex makes you miserable. Any of them are likely to send you emails telling you … Continue reading

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