Humans 101

How to Deal With Difficult People Without Losing Your Mind

Don’t wrestle with pigs and don’t die on every hill

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Given the political, social, and economic climate right now, tension and conflict are apt to surface more than ever.

People under stress are more likely to display a “bad day” version of themselves. Emotions…