Interpersonal Skills

These skills are borrowed from DBT, otherwise known 'Dialectical Behavioural Therapy'; it is a type of therapy used for people who have Borderline Personality Disorder, although a lot of the skills anyone may find useful.

“THINK” Skills - interpersonal skills used to reduce negative emotions towards a situation.

Example: Arguing whether your SO should take your child to school.

“DEAR MAN” Skills - interpersonal skills used to ask for something in a respectful and effective way.

Example: Arguing for a pay rise.

“GIVE” Skills - interpersonal skills for relationships

Example: Going out for a first date.

“FAST” - maintaining your self-respect during conflict

Example: Your coworker has messed up your work schedule.