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3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
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"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," Ralph Waldo Emerson once mused. It's a solid observation about handling interactions with difficult people. Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant and author, says it's simple to deal with the bullies, the blamers, the rage-aholics, the whiners and the complainers. Here's how.

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