MindOS

We all have varying degrees of tolerance for being criticized, and for how much, when, where and why to associate with coworkers, bosses and friends. As the world economy sputters and missteps - leaving many "trapped" in their current work environment - it sure would be handy to have a quick guide to recognizing the various brands of unavoidable criticism, while being aware of how to be a better, more constructive critic of others.

Perhaps one of the ultimate quotes for men on the topic of courage is that from Teddy Roosevelt's famous speech:

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I wish I found this stuff back in 2005 after I graduated college and needed it the most. You see, I had almost no success with women until I studied David D’s e-book and eventually worked up the confidence to meet a nice girl, fell in love, and got married. As our relationship progressed she became more and more emotionally unstable.

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Paul Dobransky MD's picture

Dignity

We normally think of dignity as something other than it really is - a trait and a skill that a man cannot do without in this day and age. Sometimes we think that it means "self-respect," and yet that's not quite the same. It has something to do with our interactions with others too - not just how we treat ourselves. It also is often considered to be something of a type of confidence, or self-assurance, or personal strength.

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Can "Partying Down" Save Your Life?

One of the main principles of personal growth and maturity we tend to talk about at Men's Psychology has been that of "win/win" thinking and behavior. This kind of fairness to others and to yourself - respecting others while being self-respecting and honoring others while honoring yourself - can be a tricky balance to find.

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Paul Dobransky MD's picture

Immediate Respect from Women and Strength at Work

All it is is a simple circle. That's what I started with. After hundreds and hundreds of pages of the psychiatry texts of my training, hardly ever were Personal Boundaries even mentioned. And yet they are the most powerful force (beyond our passions), and one of the only forces that make us HUMAN (as opposed to advanced animals.)

 

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It's New York City and Times Square beckons. I know that "real New Yorkers" can have a way of disdaining that several square block space as being too full of tourists, too crowded even for a native, too crazy and chaotic - but I like it. It's daytime bright even at night in a somehow more authentic spectacle than its brother, Las Vegas. Now THAT'S "touristy."

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Paul Dobransky MD's picture

The Damages of Waiting (for Anything)

Before we even dare the topic of perhaps the most insidious, silent killer of a man's dreams, a proviso: It is good and necessary to wait when patience is called for. By laying out the destructive anatomy of those of us to tend to wait too long, to let opportunity pass us by, to wait just to wait, or out of passiveness, or out of fear, I'm not giving you an excuse to be impatient. Seizing opportunity is very different from being impatient or impulsive.

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