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How Do You Battle Your Feelings?

Expert Advice from Dr. Janet Taylor

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How do you feel when your best bud makes the team and you don't? Think about it. Are you happy? Are you sad? Maybe you're mad. Chances are you feel something. Welcome to emotions... we've all got 'em.

Emotions usually happen after some event, like not making the team when your friend does. It may not even be a big deal like tryouts. They can be triggered by something as simple as a thought. "What if I'm not good enough to make the team?" or "What if every one laughs at me?"

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2. Get a piece of white paper and markers/crayons. Make a picture that shows how you are feeling right now. Show the picture to someone that you know and talk about it.

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    Teh_Skittlez
    Teh_Skittlez posted in Friends:
    Don't go out of your way to talk about it. A lot of people are off put by people who talk about their intelligence a lot. If it comes up in a conversation, you can talk about it, but you probably won't need to tell them. Usually with people who are genuinely intelligent, they don't need to talk about their intelligence, it's obvious to everyone around you, and therefore people who are not as intelligent might feel like you're rubbing it in. 
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    jordand08
    jordand08 posted in Friends:
    Maybe you should wait until you feel a little bit more comfy talking to them, and then tell them!  :D
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    totalgeek
    totalgeek posted in Friends:
    There is a slight issue with that. I am rarely comfortable talking with children my own age.
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    jordand08
    jordand08 posted in Friends:
    You should if you feel comfortable telling them.
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    totalgeek
    totalgeek posted in Friends:
    I go to a good private school and I was wondering if I should tell any of my friends/more like peers that I am gifted. This means that I am at least two standard deviations in terms of IQ than them. I don't know what to do. Any help?
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