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Some effiecient ways to talk to a contrarian without losing your cool:
The first rule of conversing with a contrarian is learning why they are the way they are.
For most of us, being countered in an opposing way leads to us getting our hackles up or even shutting down. But often, the contrarian person might just want to harmlessly engage in conversation or better understand you.
To gain trust and build rapport, you need to hear out what the other person thinks without interrupting or disagreeing.
Try asking open-ended questions, like: "Why do you think that?"
When we disagree with someone, it doesn't have to turn into a heated argument.
Staying mindful during the exchange allows us to select conversation and debate in ways that do not aggravate the situation.
We are social creatures who desire validation. We feel good when others share our belief system. But we feel dejected when others do not value our inputs, crush our ideas, or ignore what we have to say.
These difficult people act in undesirable ways and give us permission to pass judgement and offload responsibility by blaming them for undesirable outcomes.
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