“Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.” – Publilius Syrus Most people have heard about the importance of being assertive in social contexts.  Generally, one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about “being assertive” involves getting one’s own needs met in a respectful, yet proactive…

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“If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.” – Korean proverb According to Dr. Martin Seligman, a world renowned psychologist who specializes in positive psychology, the three components of anger involve a thought, a bodily reaction, and an attack.  Sometimes the automatic thought that occurs to us in moments of anger…

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