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I'm re-reading Changing for Good, an excellent model of the psychology of change. It notes that personal change often looks like a spiral, with a move forward/upward followed by a regression.
That might be a fancy of saying "two steps forward, one step back." It also begs the question, does behavior follow changing thought, or does changing thought follow behavior?
A therapist will tell you both are valid ways to change -- feelings might follow behavior, for example,…Continue
At first glance, a competitive family seems exciting: everyone working hard to top each other, or achieving greater and greater things. You'll sometimes see the competition for attention or status in conversation:
On the more caustic side, you'll see it…Continue
Posted by Douglas Hardy on January 10, 2012 at 5:35pm