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Dealing With Contrarians

Some effiecient ways to talk to a contrarian without losing your cool:

  • In the moment, tell the person how it makes you feel when they try to override your opinion or feelings on an issue;
  • If you’ve already stated how the behavior makes you feel and your contrarian has acknowledged and sympathized with that and still plays devil’s advocate, call them out on it;
  • Change the subject, state you don’t wish to play the devil’s advocate game, or state how you prefer the conversation to go.

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