When people keep themselves poised in neutral observation, they can’t be hurt or emotionally ensnared by other people’s behavior — Lindsay C. Gibson
My guest is clinical psychologist and author Dr. Lindsay Gibson.
Dr. Gibson has two graduate degrees in clinical psychology, including a Doctorate of Psychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology – an Adjunct Professor for the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University.
She has written a few best-sellers, including a series on dealing with emotionally immature people, the first of which is Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from the Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved.
On the podcast, Dr. Gibson sheds light on the high-conflict personality type and gives great psychological and tactical advice for dealing with the emotionally immature.
On the show, we discuss
- Why she wrote the book and its origins from her practice
- EIP personality characteristics
- The single most essential factor in human relationships
- How can I be sure I am emotionally mature
- The impact an EIP might have on you emotionally
- Why an EIP is like they the way they are
- How to deal with an EIPs
- Where people go wrong in dealing with them
- What your main goal should be in interacting with an EIP (good tips generally when caught in an argument)
I think you’ll appreciate the insights and engagement tactics Dr. Gibson offers here. Enjoy!
Resources mentioned in this episode.
- Surviving Assholes, Robert Sutton On Outwitting Jerks In Your Life
- Dr. Gibson’s website, drlindsaygibson.com
- Book: Adult Children Of Emotionally Immature Parents
- All Books: Dr. Gibson’s Author Page