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    Can you really trust your gut?
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    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
    People often have an immediate gut reaction to meeting someone new. Although they might make judgments about the person based on that reaction, the reaction may say something different than what they think it says. For instance, feeling uncomfortable around a new person might mean the person is dishonest or it might mean that you really like them and so feel vulnerable.

    What are some of the things you've noticed about your gut reactions? Are they usually as straight forward as they seem, or (upon reflection) do they sometimes reveal other less clear thoughts and feelings?


    If you would like to read more in detail about this topic in my post for WebMD's Relationships blog, click here.

    Dr. Becker-Phelps's discussions and her responses in those discussions are for general educational purposes only. If you need help for an emotional or behavioral problem, please seek the assistance of a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional.





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