podpostheadWhy Defend?

The Futility Of Being Threatened By Differences

Season 1, Episode 15


One of the grandest wastes of emotional energy comes in the form of defensive communication. Defensive people are putting their fears on full display, and the results are predictably messy. This podcast will explore why individuals overemphasize defensiveness, discussing instead how they can break out of this maladaptive pattern. Learning to build upon self-directed trust can be a preferred way of responding to uncomfortable exchanges.

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Something to Think about

In this episode, we (discovered, learned, recognized, identified, established, acknowledged, came to understand that:

  • Defensiveness tends to be a colossal waste of communication energy.
  • Defensive people need to question why they are so threatened by differences.
  • By showing understanding, you do not dilute your convictions


Let’s Talk

One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.


“When are you most inclined to go into a defensive mode? Why?”

Les Carter, Ph. D.


Please share your thoughts below.



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