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“That’s Just Me,” An Excuse for Bad Behavior?

Have you ever told someone, “That’s just me,”? That comment usually follows someone’s criticism of our character or a habit. It’s a defensive punch, with an implied offensive follow up: “You’re being judgmental and unfair.” Is this a valid excuse for bad behavior? Recently, I helped a friend administer the ...

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Hear This! Are You Listening?

“So, you have the rest of the time today to work on your assignment. The rough draft is due next Tuesday. All of the requirements and details are spelled out in Canvas” No more than two seconds after wrapping up my verbal instructions, I heard the anxious plea. “Mrs. G! ...

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