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How Personal Relationships Can Derail Your Career

23 June, 2018

Sexual harassment and discrimination at work damages careers. But what about negative behaviours at home? Abuse or hidden discrimination in your relationship, family, or friendship circle also threatens your career. It can impact your confidence, reduce your focus at work, and make your 'overextended' behaviours show up more. All this impacts your performance and stops you working at your best.

While physical and sexual abuse can be easier to identify, emotional and psychological abuse can be hard to spot. It is even harder when you have a high IQ and are close to someone you should able to trust. Watch for the warning signs, and reach out to a professional if you are unsure.

Update: Women's Aid issued a warning earlier this week in response to an episode on UK reality show, Love Island, where contestant Adam Collard's behaviour showed “clear warning signs” of “gaslighting and emotional abuse”.

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