How to Deal with Negative People in Your Workplace, Family or Friend Circle

Handling negative people is a drain on our energy. It is often recommended to distance yourself from toxic relationships. However, sometimes we all have to learn how to deal with negative, critical and judgmental people, particularly of those people are colleagues, friends or family members. Here are some tips and…

7 Micromanagement Examples in Family, Friend Circles, and the Workplace

There are so many micromanagement examples because there are so many ways this controlling behavior can be used. Micromanaging is basically a form of control, although it can seem a bit more subtle in operation. For example, those who are guilty of micromanaging usually don’t even know they are doing…

When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old…

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development and What Happens at Each One

Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development explain how our early experiences can influence our development and who we are destined to become. Erik Erikson was a German-American psychologist. Erikson focused on human development and is famous for developing the phrase ‘identity crisis’. His was one of the first theories to suggest…

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Mother and Limit Her Toxic Influence

Your mother may be different than others and exhibit toxic traits. You have a narcissistic mother, there are ways to deal with her and set healthy boundaries in your relationship. From a personal standpoint, I didn’t have a narcissistic mother. Those traits came from my father. However, I do know…