GIVE: Relationship Effectiveness
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills Collection • 5m 36s
In DBT, we use the GIVE skills during an interpersonal interaction when the relationship with the other person is important. GIVE skills are important for strengthening a relationship. Use GIVE skills during an interaction when the relationships is important to you so that the other person is more likely to feel positively about you after the interaction.
G - Gentle
I - Act Interested
V - Validate
E - Easy Manner
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