External validation gets a bad reputation. Ideally, we wouldn’t need it.
Like it, or not, we are a primitive species that requires socialization and acceptance. … More Stop Hating on External Validation As Though You Don’t Love It, Too
It is no secret that intelligence and depression walk hand-in-hand. People who have never had to count ceiling tiles while waiting on others to catch up with reading are surprised to learn this. It’s one thing to be a gifted child born to accomplished parents in a major city with resources that can help you … More The Pains of Being Right and How To Cope with Being the Smart One
Communication is a two-way issue. Effective communication requires participation on both sides. We often see how easy it is for issues to keep others from communicating with us, but we struggle with knowing when the communication issues are on our end. Fortunately, a lot of what trips everyone up happens on the receiving and the … More Common Communication Barriers And How To Break Them
And Why Nobody Wants To Be Them I grew up great at many things, but not at any of the things that farming communities expected of little boys in the 80s. I was able to read and write by 4 (cursive at 5), pretty good with crayons and markers, and I could solve puzzles like a … More Hufflepuff: What We Need