How to deal with rejection
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Many psychologists interpret the pain of rejection as a link to our evolutionary origins as members of cooperative societies whose survival depended upon strong social bonds (for more information about humans' social evolution, read this article from Science Magazine, or check out this overview of the history of homo sapiens from the Australian Museum). However, none of this scientific understanding lessens the hurt we incur when we are the rejected party. Some people find themselves more sensitive to rejection than others, but studies have found that self-regulation can help individuals manage their hostile and damaging responses to the heightened fear of rejection. For more expert advice on how to move forward after a rejection, read this article from Time Magazine.
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