Too Nice: Avoiding The Traps Of Explortation And Manipulation

A good article. I have been told many times in my life I am too nice but it was all I could be. It is my true nature. I went through manipulation and was exploited in my marriage.  – Greg

By: Jeanette Purkis

When I was nineteen I worked at a fast food restaurant as a casual employee. This was my only income. My employer would roster me on for one or two shifts a fortnight and then, knowing how horrified I would be and stressed that I was about to lose my job, they would call me in every single day to do a shift. I remember my anxiety every time the  phone rang at three pm as it was always my boss, but it never occurred to me to decline the shift or even to just let the phone ring out. read more

Difficulty identifying emotions linked to poor mental health in autistic people

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Autistic people who have trouble identifying their emotions, a condition known as alexithymia, are likely to have anxiety, depression and problems with social communication, according to a new study1. Alexithymia may also contribute to worsening mental health: People with severe alexithymia are more likely than those without to develop anxiety over time.

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