Questions tagged [terminology]

Questions regarding interpersonal-specific terms. Make sure you show research effort and that your question can be objectively answered.

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What's the difference between being introvert and being shy?

I noticed some people in chat saying there's a big difference between shyness and being introvert: I am both extremely outgoing and extremely introverted. shyness definitely isn't the same thing as ...
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What is the “Interpersonal Theory of Depression”?

I've been researching some interpersonal theories recently, and I stumbled across one called the "interpersonal theory of depression". I've found several articles that deal with the theory (such as A ...
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How to deal with “why not” as a response to the a why question? [closed]

I work with people who when asked "why are you doing it that way" or "why [any question]?" their response is always "why not"? My feeling is always that this a frivolous response and indicates a poor ...