DISCUSS: Verbal attacks

Discuss the emotions these sentences might evoke in the listener.

  • “If you really saw yourself as an equal partner in this work, you’d be doing more.”
  • “If you really wanted to be ready on time, you could do it.”
  • “Don’t you even care what everyone will say about us when we show up so late?”
  • “Even my little nephew knows that.”
  • “Everyone knows why you are having such a tough time with it.”
  • “Why do never fill the car with gas?”
  • “Some people would kick their spouse out of the house for doing that.”
  • “A person who really cares about that would find the time to do it.”

Review: Avoid verbal attacks

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