CHAPTER 6

Handling Relational Challenges

When it comes to dealing with relational challenges wisely, the starting point is always your relationship with yourself. If you don’t have self-awareness and an appreciation of who you are as a human being, you’ll find that your relationships are going to be fraught with frustrations. By understanding your own reactions and “hot buttons,” you can better understand others. By knowing your most characteristic way of dealing with all your life’s issues and challenges, you’ll get a better picture of how your personal orientation mixes with the orientations of others. You’ll know why you get along with certain types of people and not with others. You’ll know why certain people drive you up the wall while you ...

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