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Personality types, personality disorders/differences, communication styles, learning disabilities/differences, learning styles, cognitive abilities, cultural, social, economic and diversity differences all have a huge impact on how we communicate and it's in this group that we hope to overcome challenges to uncover a better, happier existence.

Discussion of differences, personality and cognition issues, problem-solving, communication conflicts you or others are experiencing, the art of communication, etc. are very welcome and encouraged.
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Apr. 13th, 2006 @ 07:21 pm (no subject)

I have got a question to all of you ..

Do you know any slang expessions, vulgarisms or phrases using in Canada (especially Toronto/Ontaria area)? Are they different from American ones? Any examples?

I'll be thankful ^^
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Aug. 21st, 2005 @ 12:12 am Hypocritical society.
Current Music: don omar - pobre diabla (regeaton)
For a while I have heard about the shootings around the city where mostly black people have die. You can hear different opinions, some good, but the majority sin for being naive. They cannot see or don’t want to see the real problem and who is the real responsible.
Some say, let’s hired more policemen (done), solution= No really. Let’s do racial studies and fuck black youth, after all, this is the community involve, solution= NO, and stupid. Let’s shot down the flow of guns from US; solution= Good try, but not even close.
First, you are looking at the symptoms of the problem, the police don’t want to recognise it, yet, but you don’t need to be a genius to see it is drug related. Even if you capture the killers (it doesn’t matter from which ethnic group), you are not attacking the real problem. WE ARE THE REAL PROBLEM. We all who consume and/or allow the consumption of drugs are the real responsible; with punishing the dealer you don’t solve the problem, eradicating the buyer would be a better solution.
I am not a religious man or product of idealism, I just like straight things; if as society or individuals we want to fuck our future with drug, so, be it; but stop saying is somebody else fault.
I am not black and I am trying to defend them, they are the main group involve because they are one of the most marginalized communities and their own members don’t work together; the Canadian Government has part of the responsibility by his failure on integrating this community.
Many have closed their eyes and ears, but this is just the beginning, I know from first hand what is to live without feeling secured: watching your back all the time, being afraid to take public transportation, hiding your money, don’t being able to come home late; built bigger fences, walk you mom and sisters to the bus’ stop, etc, etc,. Believe me, you don’t want it. You have tow options: keep saying is somebody else fault or do the right thing.
Like in many things, we don’t need to change the world, if we change, the world will change, as simple as that.

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Jul. 6th, 2005 @ 04:46 pm Is such a pathetic kind of behavior successfull anywhere?
Hi all, I'm new participant of your community. Sorry for bad English, it's just temporarily.

To begin with, I would like to talk one of my observations over with you.
First i must say about the background of the history.
There is the old woman, who's official work is to be envolved in an experimental work, but really she is doing different routine operations mainly as handling papers. Unfortunately or fortunately i was obliged to deal with that person. She knows her status in the company to be very low. And what is more she's pretty old, hence she's outwardly inattractive: some teeth are absent etc. But she goes for work accurately and tries to show other colleagues her own valueability.
So, we came together (though i was able to do it alone, she followed me) to the HR-emploee to solve some problems with my papers. 50 years old woman works usually in the room we came to. But sometimes she is replaced by another worker who is younger woman and who doesn't favour my old companion. It happend that day.
Old lady complaned of negative possibility that this witch is at work today in advance. And it happend! Old lady knocked firstly (Why?). Then we came in. Old lady asked the witch whether she has hair changed. She was so pathetic when asking! And young witch answered something unintelligebly. And you know what, it seemed like this old ladie's slave manner to behave drove young witch up to the wall, but evidently witch tried to hide this feeling. He literally abhored old woman. As a result old lady failed to reach the purpose persuaded.
That moment i noted i started to disdain this old woman too.
She maintained this feeling occured when asked me how she can call me. She knew my full name but wasn't able to decide how to call me. Inspite of the fact, that i'm the cowoker of the same status and far more younger than she is.
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Jun. 15th, 2005 @ 07:11 pm Newbie Here!
Hello my fellow Torontonians,

Wow, that was strange for me to acknowledge myself as a Newbie. People usually don't like to celebrate the fact that they're new to a group in order to fit in. I guess I wasn't feeling the need to do that here after reading the "biography" of this community. It sounds like there are a lot of deep-thinkers, intelligent, rational, and emotional people here... And I, like everyone else, am a bit of everything above. So, a little info about me:

My name is Helen. I'm born in Toronto, but I recently moved to Montreal to go to McGill. I'm still a Torontonian at heart, though! I love meaningful conversations with people who can stimulate my mind. I love logic, but I love emotions just as much. I'm not afraid to meet people who will disagree with me.. in fact, I'm very fascinated by them. I LOVE (and am obsessed) with analyzing things from everyone's perspective. I feel that it makes me a better person in the end.

Anyway, that was suppose to be brief. So, that's all for now. Take it easy!
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Oct. 5th, 2004 @ 05:20 pm (no subject)
Hey Everybody,
I'm as student at Sheridan college, doing a recruiting course and I was
wondering if any of you would be able to help me out with a project. We were given a job advertisment and now have to find an individual whose skills make them a strong candidate to interview for the position. This project requires us to network with people to find such an individual. So I was just wondering if you would happen to know somebody who has 3 years previous recruitment and/or student career centre experience, and has utilized behaviourally based interviewing techniuqes. If you know
somebody whom you think is elgible, or if you think you are a good
candidate, I would really appreciate it if you could help me contact
them. This is a real position and was advertised recently, so if you're
interested here's the website.


All that I would need from you, is a copy of your resume. If you're interested, please e-mail me at naomi.lowery@utoronto.ca
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Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 03:45 pm an interesting course..
Current Mood: tiredtired
Hey fellow Yorkies,

This isn't directly about communication, but it is about argument/debate. A really great course I took for an elective last year was PHIL 2200 - Critical Reasoning. It was all about argumentation theory and boy was it ever useful - both for essays and interpersonal conflicts/arguments/discussions/debates...etc.

Just thought somebody might be interested as it is sort of related to this community.
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Aug. 16th, 2004 @ 02:10 pm I Miss Those Places

Also posted on Toronto

I know that such subjects on here have probably been discussed before but since I am fairly new to the community I thought I would share it anyway, and would be curious to know more. This weekend a conversation of old Toronto locales that are no more came up. I am deciding to share with you One Of My Favourite Places To Eat, One Of My Favourite Places To Hang Out, and My Most Missed Place In Toronto. All of you are encouraged to share yours, and if you have any other categories please I would love to know.

One Of My Favourite Places To Eat - The Fire Pit

Remember this burger chain folks? I remember it vividly because before my parents separated and my Dad moved to Italy, he would always love to go there and take me there. It was perhaps the only chain burger joint that could have competed with Johnny's Hamburgers (VP&Sheppard) who have made and still make the best Burgers in Toronto.....if you want to debate this with me go ahead...I am always up for a good burger. Anyway back to The Fire Pit. I take a certain pride in that my introduction to burgers came from this place rather than most kids initiation at McDonald's. I don't know if there are anymore if anyone does know, let me know. A close second for places to eat that are gone is Ponderosa, which is now non-existent in T.O.

One Of My Favourite Places To Hang Out - The Barracuda

Maybe it was because I was in my OAC year and was looking forward to getting highschool over with. Maybe it was because I wanted to drink like I did in Italy. Whatever it was the place definitely was somewhere where I loved to go. It was located at Yonge And Bloor across from the Reference Library. Cheap beer, a wide range of music, and plenty of flirtatious girls. It was two levels, the top level to just chill and drink at tables or on couches. The bottom a dance floor, and a year-round beach volley ball court. How cool was it one minute to be dancing to Let Your Backbone Slide, and the next playing drunk beach volleyball with flirty girls falling on you with Girls And Boys as the background music. Unfortunately, due to yuppie residences in Yorkville, enough whining, complaining and money to Barbara Hall convinced her to shut it down. I miss it I would still go if it was around.

My Most Missed Place In Toronto - Maple Leaf Gardens

At least one friend on LJ is rolling her eyes as I mention this place, but please bare with me Cyn. I will never forget coming out of the College Subway at 6 years old, and hearing the hollering of scalpers "who needs seats?" I'll never forget entering the building and smelling popcorn, hotdogs, and cigars. I'll never forget the man dressed in blue suit, ripping my ticket and giving me the other half. I'll never forget seeing just how white the ice was, and how blue the blue line was. I'll never forget the roar of the crowd supporting a team that was doomed to finish last that year. I'll never forget the simultaneous urging of the crowd to shoot, not seeing the puck when it was shot, seeing a red light go on, and covering my startled ears seeing my first Leaf goal. I watched many more after that, and played in the hallowed building. It's what made me attempt a failed career in the NHL, it's what made such a hockey enthusiaist and historian, and it's what made me appreciate the mystique of the game. Keeping it around pains me, it is like a graveyard. I went by there once. Looked inside, and immediately a cop on duty told me to move on......but as I walked away he said "I know son, I can still here all of it too.." Now we have the ACC, a place with bland corporate fans that don't know how to cheer, and are slowly turning the most antique hockey mecca, into a novelty.

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Aug. 16th, 2004 @ 12:03 am (no subject)
Current Mood: pensivepuzzled
I tried an experiment today in the subway. The task was simply this: to look people in the eye when they looked at me.

I found it about as natural and easy to meet -- and hold -- people's gazes as I would to hold my breath in open air for 5 minutes.

I'm not a liar, and you always hear about how not being able to look somebody in the eye indicates insincerity or deception. BUt it is the next thing to physically impossible for me to look someone steadily in the eye. My gaze, 100% of the time, glides away like a swatch of silk glides off a glass dome, settling comfortably on something safe and inanimate (or at least unaware) and non-piercing, just beyond the object of my intended look. It pretends like that's where it meant to go.

Why is this? And do other people -- does everybody -- have this problem/experience? What does it mean? Is it something I should try to work past, or is it natural, socially acceptable, culturally and psychologically and morally desirable behaviour? What can my self-respect make of this phenomenon?
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Aug. 12th, 2004 @ 10:42 am Good Idea
Just wanted to thank the creator of this community. I think it is important to discuss certain issues relating to Toronto itself. I have tried to post opinion pieces on the normal Toronto community and responses have been mixed. I don't expect to get praise for everything that I post, but at the very least would like to be in the correct context.

I really feel having lived in this city for the better part of my life that people should be passionate on the ongoings and issues of their city. If it's tooting your own horn, what is so bad about it?

Toronto Life magazine's article three years ago about how Toronto is the most hated city in Canada by Canadians obviously lead people to ask why. I feel that this city is one of the best in the world, and frankly admire any issues that anyone wishes to discuss relating to it.

So to the person that created this community....thanks!
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Aug. 12th, 2004 @ 12:20 am Posting, Replying and Paticipating
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Please feel free to start posting and commenting. Without people participating, there is no community. ;)

I did another "new community blitz"; however, please feel free to do some blitzing to the communities that you are subscribed to, could have an interest in our community and in which it's allowed to post communities.

And if you are not sure of what to say, just ask... you will get some ideas. *grin*


p.s. I'm going to reply to the other posts soon. I have been thinking -- a good or bad habit depending on one's perspective. :-)
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