Don't Take It Personally!
Art of Dealing with Rejection
hasn't felt the sting of rejection? It doesn't take much for
your feelings to get hurt – a look or a tone of voice
or certain words can set you ruminating for hours on what
that person meant. An unreturned phone call or a disappointing
setback can knock you for a loop. It's all too easy to take
these things personally, but you can learn to deal effectively
with feelings of rejection and create positive options for
Don't Take It
Personally! explores the many forms of rejection, where
it comes from, and how to overcome the fear of it. Most of
all, you'll learn tools for stepping back from those overwhelming
feelings and allowing space to make choices about how you
want to respond.
the effect that anxiety, frustration, hurt and anger have
on your interactions with others
your responses and establish safe boundaries that protect
you from hurt
- Practice making
choices about the thoughts you think and the ways you respond
to stressful situations
- Understand and
overcome fear of rejection in personal and work relationships
Elayne Savage explores
with remarkable sensitivity the myriad of rejection experiences
we experience with friends, co-workers, lovers, and family.
Because her original ideas have inspired readers around the
world, Don't Take It Personally! has been published in six
people are saying about Don't Take It Personally!
has the impact of rejection been explored to this degree.
Don't Take It Personally! offers much reassurance and
-Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and
Do It Anyway and End the Struggle and Dance
readable book offers wise counsel and information...useful
insights into an issue that impacts each of our lives-rejection."
-Judy Tatelbaum, M.S.W., author of The Courage to Grieve
is right on the money here. Distinguish yourself by buying
this book and you'll never feel rejected again."
-Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump: A Novel
"This is a
psychological education at its best. Elayne Savage has provided
a thoughtful, good-humored, original treatment of a crucial
-Elaine Aron, Ph.D., author of The Highly Sensitive Person