Disagreement? Use it to get to know the other person better

Our views are based on our values, standards, ethics, commitments, dreams, passions, etc. When someone shares their perspectives or opinions, they are showing something about themselves – what is important to them, what they value.

When someone is expressing their opinion, instead of asking yourself the question, “Do I agree or disagree?” asked yourself “What are they revealing about themselves right now?” or “What can I get to know about what is important to them?”

Ask, “Help me understand your perspective.” “Help me understand how you came to this thought.”

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