A public service website – for ten years providing love and understanding
for victims of bullying and people in serious conflicts.

Includes a digest of my articles, essays and professional book proposals. In addition to my journal article it includes new information about “difficult people,” and well-researched information that can be used as dissertation topics and thesis ideas and it includes samples of professional book proposals.

And it includes the long and short version of “The Boys in the Yachts,” about the Type Three person in the time of Trump. This paper, and the other chapters could not have been written without the encouragement of some of the most distinguished academicians in psychology and philosophy; I am forever grateful for their interest and commitment to me and to this topic.

“if we could first know where we are . . . we could then better judge what to do and how to do it” – Abraham Lincoln

Handling conflict well is the means to a good life. I have found through my work that there are three types of conflict:

Type One:  Win-win – these can be mediated.

“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred” – George Bernard Shaw.

Type Two: Reactive – at least one of the parties is traumatized.

“All that rage. Like an infection it seemed.”
– Tim O’Brien

Type Three: difficult people – at least of the parties is so defensive they reverse reality, believing themselves to be a victim.

The reason that James Cagney played criminals so well is that he understood that they thought they were misunderstood good guys. – Found in the archives of Turner Classic Movies

About Robin M. Lynch PhD

Robin Lynch PhD

“Justice is truth in action” – Benjamin Disraeli

I received my doctorate from Columbia University in Social Psychology where I interned at The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution – (ICCCR). I am an expert witness and I am former president of the New York State Psychological Association’s Forensic Division, where for many years I chaired the Child Custody Evaluation Committee. The committee is dedicated to helping identify abuse, trauma and addiction in forensic settings.