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Is my boss a narcissist? (Quiz)

Narcissism in the workplace One of the defining characteristics of narcissism is being preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited power and success. Another is constantly seeking admiration and praise. Combining those two will give you a person who will strive for …
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Learning by osmosis: Does it work?

Learning by osmosis, learning by proxy, or passive learning involves absorbing knowledge and skills by being around people with such knowledge and skills. It involves putting yourself in environments where you can gain valuable information and expertise. Active or intentional …
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Bonding over shared trauma

As a social species, humans expect other humans to support them, especially in difficult times. When two people go through the same traumatic experience, as difficult as times can get, they typically have no one but each to support them. …
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How to manipulate a dismissive avoidant

Why are you looking to manipulate someone? The desire to manipulate stems from an unhealthy desire to control. It stems from weakness and insecurity. Whenever you feel compelled to manipulate, look within first and try to figure out where it’s …
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Dating dismissive-avoidant attachment style

Dismissive-avoidant (DA) is the attachment style of a person who values independence, self-reliance, and space more than relationships. DAs have low connection needs and avoid intimacy in relationships. They mainly derive their self-esteem from things that have nothing to do …
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Why bad things happen to good people

Consider the set of all the things that happen to you. A lot of them you have no control over. You didn’t choose to be born. Some you have full control over. You chose to read this article. And then …
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