How to keep a disagreement from becoming an argument
Many people engage in endless argument without arriving at a consensus or agreement. There are several steps to be followed in order for us to keep a disagreement from becoming an argument. Let’s follow them step by step as enumerated below;
¨ Welcome the disagreement.
¨ Distrust your first inbred impression.
¨ Control your anger.
¨ Listen first.
¨ Look for areas of agreement from his or her sentiments.
¨ Be straightforward, don’t beat about the bush.
¨ Promise to think over your opponent’s ideas and study them carefully before responding.
¨ Thank your opponent’s sincerely for their attention.
¨ Postpone action to give both sides time to think through the problem.