Sharing emotions in relationships

How to Use Emotions Positively in Relationships

When emotions get involved (for good or ill) in our relationships, the intensity of the relationship’s experiences rise — usually, dramatically.  Therefore, it is important to use emotions positively in relationships. Replacement Is a Great Way to Use Emotions Positively in Relationships Having trouble with changing your emotions? We cannot

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Safe Place for Mistakes

Fix This Major Relationship Mistake in Your Parenting

When it comes to parenting, are you relationship-building or mess-making? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “both,” depending on the time of day. But you and your child are writing a story together. It’s a story about your relationship, full of challenging circumstances, unlikely heroes and surprise endings. As

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Emotions Require Emotional Intelligence

Healthy Relationships REQUIRE Emotional Intelligence

Think of the occupations that obviously need emotional intelligence: receptionists, salespeople, teachers, clergy, counseling, politicians, personal relations, coaching, and all leadership positions.  The list never seems to end. Most occupations require interaction with people. And with people, emotions are always in play.  For instance, imagine these: Doctors with no bedside manner Salespeople

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Best express love

We Best Express Love Through Temperament and Type

Sometimes the differences in how we express love or wish to receive it are obvious.  Such obvious examples include the difference between the cool (some say “icy”), calm, collected NT and the warm, expressive, sometimes scattered NF.   The NFs usually welcome human touch and give it freely.  However, the NTs

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Emoji eggs - multiple emotions

How Can We Have Relationships Without Emotion?

Life has no meaning without emotion.  Consider what a wedding celebration would be like without emotion being involved.  Or what reason would there be to hold a funeral if there were no emotion to express about the deceased.  For that matter, if there were no emotions involved, brussels sprouts would taste

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Thinkers vs Feelers

The Emotions of the “T” and “F” Temperaments Can Conflict Seriously

Emotions conflict often, and emotions cause and escalate a conflict.  So where do we begin the process of sorting out this serious relationship factor?  Let’s begin with how emotions play a part in decision making. Emotions Conflict Between “Thinkers” and “Feelers” We use the terms “thinkers” and “feelers” (T or

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Like Personality Types

Can Persons of Like Personality Types Have Great Difficulty Relating to Each Other?

Here’s an important question that needs an answer: Can like personality types have great difficulty understanding and accepting each other? Why Like Personality Types Have Difficult Relationships The short answer to the thorny question above is yes!  Here are some reasons why. Similar temperaments in close relationships unconsciously (and sometimes consciously)

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Introverts and Extroverts

How Introverts and Extroverts End Up in Conflict

Understanding the cause of conflict between introverts and extroverts is half the battle (and half the victory). First, however, let’s be sure we are talking about the same thing.  Let’s define the two terms correctly: Extrovert:  someone who replenishes their drained energy resources by connecting with other people and activities or

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