Relationship Styles - Part 1 S785DVD
Dr. John Townsend
The Avoider - This style is characterized by the “silent treatment”. Avoiders may appear to listen as they skillfully dodge confronting any issue head on - to your perpetual frustration! Attempting to resolve issues with a direct approach drives this type further underground; they might even resort to finding subtle ways to irritate you to keep you off balance and off topic. We can help you get your silent partner talking about the important topics.
The Blaster - Blasters tend to keep everyone off balance by operating in defense mode; they are ready to strike at the slightest provocation. You never really know where the relational land mines are until you step on one - and then look out! A seemingly minor incident is escalated to something of major proportions. You know that underneath this volatile exterior there lies a loving person - but something seems to keep them agitated and overreacting. We can help you defuse your blaster and finally get a calm response.
Live in Irvine, CA, April 16 , 2007