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5 Surviving personality clashes

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What we call a ‘personality clash’ may, in fact, be something quite different. Each one of us has our own unique mix of attributes and beliefs that make up our personalities. If we clashed with everyone who was different from us, we’d be clashing all the time. Mostly, though, we’re able to accommodate—and enjoy—differences because they don’t threaten or undermine us. We can still maintain our own ‘mix’. Indeed, our life can be richer and more exciting when we see the world through other people’s eyes.

What is termed a personality clash, then, is often a jarring that occurs when someone challenges a deeply-held value ...

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