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Today's episode is all about difficult people. You know the ones! Those people in your life that press your buttons, make you feel like you are the problem, that leave you ruminating over what was said and wondering why you feel so awful. Who better to help us learn how to deal with difficult people, that the author of Difficult People, clinical psychologist, Dr Rebecca Ray.
Dr Ray takes a compassionate lens, seeking to distinguish genuinely difficult people from those just having a rough patch. Dr Ray also illuminates how such people are often products of their past, and how this understanding can foster empathy. Still, we need to ensure that this doesn't compromise our own psychological safety. We learn about various personality archetypes that cause stress and how to avoid feeding into cycles of difficult behaviour.
The great news? Dr Ray's book, Difficult People, includes over 100 scripts to help you navigate tricky conversations and create effective boundaries with difficult people. Tune in for an engaging conversation that leaves you armed to manage difficult people effectively and compassionately and lessen the ensuing stress that these conversations usually create.
To learn more about Dr Rebecca Ray, visit https://rebeccaray.com.au
Rebecca's instagram handle is: https://www.instagram.com/drrebeccaray/
Dr Ray is the author of 6 fabulous books, including Difficult People, all of which can be found in good bookstores, in print on the Kindle and audio formats. Highly recommended!
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