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A Lesson From Others

by David Apostolico |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung I recently came across the above quote from Carl Jung, and, of course, it got me thinking about my poker game. I contemplated what used to irritate me and what still does, and what it all means. I thought I’d share my findings in this column. One of my biggest pet peeves used to be the lengthy amount of time that others often take when weighing a decision. I’m very impatient by nature, and it used to drive me nuts to wait for an opposing player to make a decision about whether to call, fold, or raise. Then a few weeks ago, I was playing in a private game in which we got into a discussion about the amount of time that people take to contemplate their decisions. Another player said that I ...

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