12 Tips for Speaking with Diplomacy

For years I’ve been fascinated by the art of diplomacy, how to say even difficult things with sensitivity and respect, how to be gentle, indirect, but also clear.  After observing some very tactful people around me, and doing many experiments myself, I’ve gathered a number of tips on how to speak with tact. These tips […]

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Fear of Emotional Closeness Part One: Becoming Attached, Dependent, Needy, or Weak

One reason some folks may be afraid of emotional closeness, is because they’re scared that they will become attached, dependent, needy, and weak.  But what does being attached, dependent and all that really mean?   Neediness, Dependence, and Excessive Emotional Attachment   For starters, “neediness,” emotional attachment, or dependence, might be about contacting the friend […]

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