DBT Debrief: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Disorderly Chickadee

If I resisted mindfulness and distress tolerance, I practically waged war on interpersonal effectiveness, I rejected it so hard. Basically, I didn’t feel that I needed it.

To some approximation, I was mostly right about that. I wouldn’t be good at what I do if I wasn’t good with people. But interpersonal skills can always use a brush-up, no? By the second time around, I took a little less offense to the material and got a bit more out of it, but managed to be absent (for legitimate reasons, no less) a lot during that module.

Interpersonal effectiveness is all acronyms, all the time: DEAR MAN, GIVE FAST. But I’m not doing a review of the content because I covered it already. The take-aways, for me, were in the themes of balancing, and the factors reducing interpersonal effectiveness.


What can I say? Balance has not generally…

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