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There are a few terms which can be used for this. The answer from @AlwaysConfused could describe the situation if you are actually talking to them like a child as stipulated in the title, but therapists should not sound patronising or condescending so I wonder if you may be referring to a form of "circumnavigation". The use of circumnavigation may not ...


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it is sometimes called as infantilization, which is common towards children as well for some people with impaired social communication, so apparently considered as childish people. Infantilizing is harmful because The person may have a childish communication style which may be unwantedly appreciated by public but the communication difficulties may be ...


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I would like to suggest the classic and pioneer book in the field of communication and pursuasion by Daniel H. Pink. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others The book not only contains the basics of pursuasions but also explains in detail, why and how things work. Its a master piece! Hope you would enjoy it.


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It’s worth remembering that Maslow proffered a THEORY with very little experimental evidence to support it. Since then lots of experimental research has been done with a number of primary needs being identified. Primary needs are often those that take place implicitly and/or evoke visceral responses (typically via the amygdala) when threatened or rewarded (...


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