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Here are the top ten articles for the Mental Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire
What is Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)? Since it is so invisible and unmemorable, how can you know if you have it? Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire, and find out if your parents responded enough to your emotional needs as they raised you.
2. How to Cope With Intense Emotions
We human beings struggle with many things. Life brings us problems, conflicts and complex situations. However, one of the most difficult things for many people to cope with in their lives is their own emotions. Here are some ideas for coping with your intense feelings in a healthy and adaptive way.
3. Answers to the Mystery of How Men Think
What drives men? How do they think? What do they think of women? What do they need from us? How can we women communicate better with them? Psychology Today Blogger Shawn Smith, PsyD wrote a book called, "The Women's Guide to How Men Think." I asked him some questions to get us inside the male mind.
4. Subtle but Powerful Childhood Emotional Neglect
Childhood Emotional Neglect is like the white space in the family picture. No one notices it or remembers it. Yet it quietly saps the joy from the adult lives of legions of people. Here's what it is, why it's so invisible, and why it has so much power in our adult lives.
5. Turn Your Weakness Into A Strength
What are your weaknesses? Everybody has them. More important than what your weaknesses actually are, is how you view them. Accepting and owning a weakness puts you in a position to manage it. Here's how to recognize your struggles, accept them and work around them to make yourself more resilient.
6. Emotional Integrity
Do you consider yourself a person of integrity? How about Emotional Integrity? Here's how they're different, how it's possible to have one without the other, and how you can live your life in a way that preserves both.
7. Change Your Life With Attachment Theory
Do you ever notice yourself making the wrong choice over and over? Or reacting the wrong way, or floundering in certain situations? We all have patterns or issues that get in our way in life. Here's how to use Attachment Theory to figure out why, make changes, and grow past it.
8. How to Be Assertive
Are you good at giving reasonable, balanced but powerful responses to conflict? Assertiveness requires a complex mixture of five skills. See examples of the passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to the same difficult situation. And learn how to teach yourself the five skills of assertiveness.
9. The Five Skills of Assertiveness
Ever wonder why it's so hard to be assertive? Most people respond to conflict with either too much anger (too aggressive) or not enough (too passive). How do you get it just right? Here are the five skills that are necessary for effective assertiveness.
10. Why Am I Like This?
Have you ever been baffled by your own behavior? Have you ever wondered, "Why am I like this?" Here is my suggestion for finding the answer.
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