Be an active listener – while being patient (waiting with a positive attitude) and when what is said by the other has offended you, if you feel is an untruth and/or feel bullied, do not react. If possible, respond calmly without blaming, or walk away. Easier said than done; especially for highly sensitive people (often an extremely positive quality). … More Learn to Listen, Be Patient and Don’t Take anything Personally
Confidence helps us to interact more decisively, in healthier ways in our relationships and helps keep us from overreacting. Take time to affirm your value and worth as a person to help you feel stronger and better about yourself. Since others only treat you the way you allow them to, developing a stronger sense of self-esteem … More Self Confidence for Great Relationships!
How do you feel when an understanding friend quietly listens to you with love and sincere interest? This may be the polarity of how it felt when you were really upset about something, began to share, and the “listener” shut you off or interrupted to give you suggestions. A person who listens with loving interest … More Communicating Effectively at Home & Work = Great Relationships!
I’m talking to parents, older siblings, grandparents, teachers, business managers/ceo’s and politicians. We are each leaders, even if (now) your domain is simply your home. Do you curse? Smile enough? Speak and act assertively? Listen actively? Demonstrate good time skills? Step away from devices on a regular basis? Mindful and considerate of others in household, office, neighbors? … More Are You a Good Role Model?