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The New Johari Window #16. Quadrant One, External Locus of Control and the Movement  Between an External and Internal Locus

The New Johari Window #16. Quadrant One, External Locus of Control and the Movement Between an External and Internal Locus

I sketch out some of the factors contributing to that sense of community and push toward conformity that does exist in contemporary Western societies.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: II. Why Study Intercultural Friendships?

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: II. Why Study Intercultural Friendships?

[The text for this essay is taken from: Weishut, D.J.N. (2012) My friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: Challenges and opportunities …

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

Intercultural friendship can be full of challenges, but can also provide opportunities for mutual growth and be a small step toward social justice. This autoethnographic study focuses on the interface between interculturality and friendship.

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Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–VIII. Compatibility and Covenant

Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–VIII. Compatibility and Covenant

We are inclined to be attracted to someone who fills a psychological gap that we cannot ourselves fill. Yet, partners begin to learn from each other later in their relationship, and reclaim aspects of themselves that they have disowned or left dormant for many years.

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Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–V. Exploring the Founding Story

Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–V. Exploring the Founding Story

Founding stories seemed often to match the enduring nature of the partnership itself in terms of interpersonal flexibility and sensitivity, and a mutual appreciation of the special characteristics of each relationship.

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The New Johari Window #3: Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #3: Locus of Control

For some of us, there is a bias toward the intra-psychic demands and potentials of life. For others, the external demands and potentials hold great sway

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