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How To Reduce Your Risk of Rejection

How To Reduce Your Risk of Rejection | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Rejection is the worst. It was painful when you were a child, and it doesn’t feel any better as an adult.

But there are ways to minimize your risk of rejection when asking for something you want, says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In a recent article for Psychology Today, Whitbourne offers 10 tips to avoid rejection.

The Learning Factor's insight:

Let's face it: asking for a favor or a raise is a nerve-wracking experience. Here's several ways to make it less stressful.

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Emily Kapus's curator insight, December 1, 2014 4:43 PM

This pertains to applying for scholarships, colleges, and jobs.

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How Rejection Breeds Creativity

How Rejection Breeds Creativity | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
With a few small changes in your mindset, you can turn rejection into a dramatic boost for your motivation and focus.


Being rejected is often a statement that you (or your ideas) are too far from the current mainstream to be considered safe or comfortable. This could actually be a good thing. You're ahead of your time. While the group or client may not believe they need you right away, the world probably does. If you're too far from the mainstream, you could be the one pushing progress forward.

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Natacha P. Gougeon's curator insight, November 3, 2015 12:09 AM

We all fear rejection but what if being rejected made you better. Read on!