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From Secret Loneliness to Public Power

It's said that being alone does not have to be lonely. In fact, being alone and building your life is one of the greatest masculinizing experiences a man can have.

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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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Great newsletter, it really speaks volumes to my own personal life situation right now. Now I do have a tremendous amount of maturity and great character to offer to others.

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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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Hi Dr Paul,Well for one its not that I don't appreciate feedback from other people, because for personal growth I like to hear what I don't want to hear (In terms of challenges at least) and I do apply what is useful and beneficial.

Even with saying NO and choosing to be happy rather than right (I'm a left-brainier Warrior) to people it seems right now I am getting very irritated with people giving me their unsolicited advice and opinions.

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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

Crucial Phrases for Men - With Women and Work

I have a very odd friend. He texts people to ask if they would like to meet up to do some social events, and he writes to them such things as, "I'd be delighted if you could join me at..." The same evening or at the latest, the next morning, he tells them "what a great pleasure it was to meet up." Wait. Maybe the fact that he does this is not "typical," but perhaps it's what "normal" really is, or should be. At the very least, it is a habit of courtesy, and at its best, it's very POWERFUL.

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