“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking,” opined General George S. Patton.
Disagreements in life are inevitable. My Florida College Bible teacher, the late Edgar Srygley once quipped, “Where two or three are gathered together….you’re going to have a problem.”
Today’s list offers 7 tips on how to disagree without being disagreeable.
How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable:
7 Tips for Having More Productive Discussions
#1 Be mindful of your tone.
#2 Don’t use “you” statements.
#3 Avoid filler words or hesitant phrases.
#4 Do your research.
#5 Don’t get personal.
#6 Be mindful of your body language.
#7 Know your non-negotiables.
These 7 tips are taken from a blog post by Carly Stec. If you’d like to read this informative post, click here.
Incidentally, it was updated with two additional suggestions:
#8 Assume the best intent.
#9 Know when to take a break.
BTW, I would add one more.
#10 Practice the golden rule (Matt. 7:12) Treat other people the way you want to be treated.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
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#8 had helped me in particular. If we are doing all things in love, then we will apply that principle.
Thanks Holly. I appreciate you not only really my blog for taking the time to comment. Glad you found the list helpful