Blog Archives for category Personality

Are You Over-Responsible With Those You Love?

In this marriage Lynn is always the one who comes up with ideas for entertainment. Al, being more passive, goes… Continue reading »

Does Your Troubled Teen Trust You?

A Deeper Look at Trust and Respect. Do you trust your troubled teen? Usually, no. Does she trust you? Probably… Continue reading »

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

As you will see in the short anecdote, anyone’s behavior can look positive at first glance but when you examine… Continue reading »

Too Many High Self Expectations

A shocked Ethan arrived at my office the day after he’d had a visit to the emergency room of a… Continue reading »

Beware of Getting “Set Up” In Your Relationship

          Frank and Georgia are both in their mid-fifties and have been married thirty years. They have four grown children…. Continue reading »

I Shouldn’t Disappoint Others, Especially Those I Love.

    Throughout her second marriage, Kathryn, an exaggerated Pleaser, not only shopped for, but also paid for, all of the… Continue reading »

Observing Others is Really Important

A Deeper Look at the Pleasing Personality I’d like you to meet some people that I’ve talked with this week. … Continue reading »

Taking Care of Ourselves – Why Don’t We Do It?

A  Deeper  Look  at Self-Esteem.   As Lily and I talked she told me about a situation at work. She’s… Continue reading »

Do You Talk to Your Intimate Partner by Telling or Asking?

A Deeper Look at “Talk” in Intimate Relations   When I met this morning with Jeff and Erika, the topic… Continue reading »

Pleasers are Really Naïve’ and Unaware

A Deeper Look at the Pleasing Personality. I was talking with Ryan yesterday.  He’s about seven months into a divorce… Continue reading »