Taking the Stress out of the DistressingHaving stress is a part of adult life but harmful to your health.
There are those that have stress, and those that cause stress. The book "People You Want To Kill - Stressful People" (Toda Esa Gente Insportable) written by Spanish psychologist Francisco Bailan addresses the latter and how they cause stress in others. The author sees these people who cause stress can be divided into various stress-inducing types: wishy-washy personalities, flatterers, fault-finding or picky, talkative, or malicious. analyzed their motives of behavior. Luckily, he continues by providing strategies to handling these types.
The author makes diagnosis on these "distressing" people's psychology, listing it as a form of inferiority complex. They antagonize and stress others in order to mask their feelings of inferiority, and if one understands this, it should be easy to find proper alternatives of interaction if we understand where the "distressing" person is coming from, psychologically speaking.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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