I haven’t read this yet but found it in a WRAP group. It looks like an interesting blog entry with links to more on “Anger, Conflict and Respect”.

Name Calling, Insults and Teasing

Over the past few weeks I’ve been discussing five different reasons why people provide criticism and how to respond to them:

  1. Criticism designed to encourage you to improve (see RESPONDING TO CRITICISM: FOUR LEVELS OF MATURITY and RESPONDING TO CRITICISM: THE MOST MATURE LEVEL)
  2. Playful teasing (see MAKING THE BUS MONITOR CRY: RATING HER RESPONSE)
  3. The desire to form a bond with a group by putting down non-group members (see MAKING THE BUS MONITOR CRY: WHY THE BOYS DID IT)
  4. Jealousy (see BEING CRITICIZED BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY)
  5. The criticizer is in a bad mood (see RESPONDING TO CRITICISM WHEN IT IS BEING PROVIDED BECAUSE THE CRITICIZER IS IN A BAD MOOD)

We also discussed how to deal with the anger we may begin to experience when we are being criticized (see BEING A WISE FRIEND TO YOUR ANGRY SELF, PART 1 , BEING A WISE FRIEND TO YOUR ANGRY…

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