The Science Behind Conflicting Personalities and How to Forge Better Relationships with Others
On December 7, Healthy Charlotte Alliance welcomed 32 attendees, for an in-person lunch & learn (including 12 new members and guests), to hear from Karissa Krapf, LCSW and psychotherapist with Atrium Health, on the fascinating topic, The Science Behind Conflicting Personalities and How to Forge Better Relationships with Others.
Karissa explained how personality is the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique. Personality is shaped by genetics, temperament, and countless other environmental impacts, and personality conflicts develop from the clashing of all of these things.
Karissa taught us the distinction between discernment and evaluative judgement and how to regularly practice non-judgement for better relationships and a healthier personal mindset.
We discussed validation as a way to communicate acceptance, supporting and strengthening others, while not necessarily affirming agreement with their choices.
Karissa also provided excellent tips for needs-based communication to help navigate difficult, but important conversations. Further, we learned tools to manage and check the stories and personal narratives that we create in our minds, that influence our perceptions, reactions and relationships with others.
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