Category: Dr. Rick’s Blog Archive

Conned, Hustled and Scammed! It Happened To Me, It Can Happen To You!

I suppose I should be embarrassed. I suppose I should keep this to myself. But then, my sense of justice calls out and demands that I tell my story and maybe, just maybe, it will spare some of you from sharing my fate. Because here I am, a speaker, trainer and writer about matters of persuasion. You would think I’d be immune to any such attempts from others. I sure thought I was. And yet…

The Common Sense of Sensory Language Sequences

Here’s a big idea that may have escaped your notice. People express themselves through sensory sequences. When you hear these sensory sequences and respond in kind, see/feel, or feel/see or hear/feel/see, you click with people, and that’s because you are using the same sensory paradigm.

Dr. K’s Laws of Attraction for Intimate Relationships

While my blog deals primarily with matters of communication and making a positive difference in the workplace, I can’t always separate my personal from my professional life. That’s because the challenges in one are almost certainly have consequences in the other.

How Is Projection A Stumbling Block to Clicking With People?

The question to ask yourself is, do you see the people in your world as they are, or as you are? Because if it’s a matter of projection, the quickest way to resolve the problem is in yourself. Don’t like that behavior? Identify a new one and start creating it instead.

New! Audiobook ‘Dealing With People You Can’t Stand’ now available!

Available on audio for the first time ever… DEALING WITH PEOPLE YOU CAN’T STAND Written and read by Dr. Rick Kirschner and Dr. Rick Brinkman. Available on CD or as a digital download. With their 1994 international bestseller, Drs. Rick Kirschner and Rick Brinkman armed the world with no-nonsense strategies for dealing with difficult people…
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Bad Temper or Bad Relationship? When it comes to clicking, the devil is in the details

‘Bad temper’ is too broad a generalization. I find that people do better in sorting this sort of thing out if they can get specific about what kinds of things set off the person with the bad temper, or develop some insight into what inhibits their response in dealing with it.