Tim Thomas and Tish Squillaro wrote their first book, HeadTrash, as a guide to help people identify their own emotional baggage standing in the way of success. In HeadTrash2, the authors offer tips on how to recognize the same behavior in others, and the best methods for preventing the poor behavior of those around you from getting in the way of personal and professional relationships. Whether it’s a boss with a temper or a relative with control issues, understanding others’ HeadTrash can go a long way to resolving issues.
HeadTrash2: Dealing with and Overcoming Other People’s Junk outlines how the seven forms of HeadTrash (anger, arrogance, control, fear, guilt, insecurity, and paranoia) can manifest in poor workplace behavior, and how that bad behavior can negatively affect overall employee morale and productivity. These emotions are hard enough to handle when they come from within, but they’re even trickier when you have to manage them coming from someone else.
Heat Trash2 is full of ways to spot these negative emotions and tactics to avoid the ways they can toxify people’s lives at home and in the office. Each chapter focuses on one of the types of HeadTrash, offering readers coping tools such as using humor to diffuse anger, asking control freaks to delegate, and drawing boundaries to stop guilt trips. The book includes valuable checklists, assessment quizzes, case studies, and anecdotes, and identifies signs to watch for in identifying HeadTrash in others.
In order to understand your own HeadTrash better, you might also want to take the HeadTrash index