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Overall, you genuinely enjoy work. You like your job and the projects are interesting. But whenever you think about that one coworker, you get a knot in your stomach and suddenly feel the urge to scream.

In conducting research for their book Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job , psychologists Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, and Neil J. Lavender, PhD, surveyed more than 1,100 employees. They found that roughly 80% reported moderate to severe stress as a result of working with a difficult coworker, boss, or subordinate.

The psychologists asked workers to describe those difficult individuals using an adjective checklist. They discovered the difficult coworkers had similar characteristics to various personality disorders described in the DSM-5–the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, Cavaiola says.

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When I was a kid, I went through a “having trouble sleeping” stage—I’d lie awake until three in the morning before hysterical crying for my parents to comfort me. This happened every night for probably several months. Let me just say, it’s my least favorite memory (and my parents’).

But one of the things that stuck out from that time was one trick my mom taught me to help calm me down. She’d tell me to close my eyes and picture a treasure chest. Then, she’d tell me to take all of my thoughts, one by one, and put them in that chest—and when I was done, lock it up.

I’m not saying this is the ultimate solution to falling asleep (although I’ll admit I occasionally still use it when I’m homesick). But I know how hard it can be to struggle with rest when you’re stressed, anxious, or worried what tomorrow will bring for you.

What if you have accumulated medical debt and have no way of paying it when it's due? People often feel ashamed of their medical debt, seeing it as their moral obligation to pay their bills and a personal failure that they can’t afford them. 

The consequences can be serious. People may forego the care they need, including doctor appointments, tests, treatments and prescription medications, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy analysis nonprofit. They may struggle to pay other bills, deplete their long-term savings, damage their credit and even declare bankruptcy – all problems that can take years to overcome. 

But it’s not a personal failure; it’s a common affliction. A 2016 report by KFF and The New York Times found that roughly a quarter of Americans 18 to 64 have trouble paying medical bills, and almost half say the impact on their families has been major. And the problem doesn’t just affect low-income households or uninsured consumers; those with robust incomes and insurance can face it too. 

Overall, you genuinely enjoy work. You like your job and the projects are interesting. But whenever you think about that one coworker, you get a knot in your stomach and suddenly feel the urge to scream.

In conducting research for their book Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job , psychologists Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, and Neil J. Lavender, PhD, surveyed more than 1,100 employees. They found that roughly 80% reported moderate to severe stress as a result of working with a difficult coworker, boss, or subordinate.

The psychologists asked workers to describe those difficult individuals using an adjective checklist. They discovered the difficult coworkers had similar characteristics to various personality disorders described in the DSM-5–the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, Cavaiola says.

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When I was a kid, I went through a “having trouble sleeping” stage—I’d lie awake until three in the morning before hysterical crying for my parents to comfort me. This happened every night for probably several months. Let me just say, it’s my least favorite memory (and my parents’).

But one of the things that stuck out from that time was one trick my mom taught me to help calm me down. She’d tell me to close my eyes and picture a treasure chest. Then, she’d tell me to take all of my thoughts, one by one, and put them in that chest—and when I was done, lock it up.

I’m not saying this is the ultimate solution to falling asleep (although I’ll admit I occasionally still use it when I’m homesick). But I know how hard it can be to struggle with rest when you’re stressed, anxious, or worried what tomorrow will bring for you.

Overall, you genuinely enjoy work. You like your job and the projects are interesting. But whenever you think about that one coworker, you get a knot in your stomach and suddenly feel the urge to scream.

In conducting research for their book Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job , psychologists Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, and Neil J. Lavender, PhD, surveyed more than 1,100 employees. They found that roughly 80% reported moderate to severe stress as a result of working with a difficult coworker, boss, or subordinate.

The psychologists asked workers to describe those difficult individuals using an adjective checklist. They discovered the difficult coworkers had similar characteristics to various personality disorders described in the DSM-5–the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, Cavaiola says.

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Overall, you genuinely enjoy work. You like your job and the projects are interesting. But whenever you think about that one coworker, you get a knot in your stomach and suddenly feel the urge to scream.

In conducting research for their book Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job , psychologists Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, and Neil J. Lavender, PhD, surveyed more than 1,100 employees. They found that roughly 80% reported moderate to severe stress as a result of working with a difficult coworker, boss, or subordinate.

The psychologists asked workers to describe those difficult individuals using an adjective checklist. They discovered the difficult coworkers had similar characteristics to various personality disorders described in the DSM-5–the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, Cavaiola says.

Overall, you genuinely enjoy work. You like your job and the projects are interesting. But whenever you think about that one coworker, you get a knot in your stomach and suddenly feel the urge to scream.

In conducting research for their book Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job , psychologists Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, and Neil J. Lavender, PhD, surveyed more than 1,100 employees. They found that roughly 80% reported moderate to severe stress as a result of working with a difficult coworker, boss, or subordinate.

The psychologists asked workers to describe those difficult individuals using an adjective checklist. They discovered the difficult coworkers had similar characteristics to various personality disorders described in the DSM-5–the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists, Cavaiola says.

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Firefox includes a download protection feature to protect you from malicious or potentially harmful file downloads. If Firefox has blocked an unsafe download, you will see a warning message about the file in the Downloads panel, along with options for handling the pending download. You can open the Downloads panel to view completed and pending downloads by clicking on the Downloads button (the down arrow on your toolbar). See the articles Where to find and manage downloaded files in Firefox and How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work? for more information.

If you receive the error <filename> could not be saved, because an unknown error occurred. , your problem might be caused by an interaction with the Safari browser and your operating system.

To fix the problem, open Safari's Preferences and change the Save downloaded files to: setting to a valid folder (such as your Desktop). Then restart Firefox.

 
 
 
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