Introducing a New Blog
“You’re a jerk!” “You’re a piece of trash!”
It is no secret that when we are treated disrespectfully, we may have feelings of anguish and be moved to tears, or even suicide. To deal with these rough feelings it often helps to keep the following in mind:
We have all experienced name calling, insults and teasing, even the greatest presidents, the most talented athletes, and every member of your favorite band. If someone insults you, calls you names, or teases you, it does NOT mean that you are a bad person.
Although being treated disrespectfully does not mean that you are a bad person, skillful handling of these types of situations can have an enormous influence on how much you are liked and respected. This blog, Name Calling, Insults and Teasing: A Guide to Anger, Conflict and Respect, is designed to help you to learn these skills. In coming blog posts, you will learn to identify why someone is treating you disrespectfully and to respond to these interpersonal challenges in a manner that enhances your reputation.
This blog can be used as a free emotional and social intelligence curriculum. After reading the above first lesson, whenever you are ready to move on to the next lesson, all you have to do is click on the Newer Entry link. Although you can click on the newer entry button in this paragraph to take you to the next lesson, in other posts that provide a lesson, you will find this Newer Entry link below this paragraph just after the “POSTED IN” message. It appears in red just below the “POSTED IN” message toward the right of the screen. After each of the other lessons, you can again go to the very next lesson in the curriculum by clicking on the Newer Entry link that appears in a similar place toward the bottom right of each lesson.