Pessimistic vs. Optimistic Communication

Subtle Ways We Set up Others’ Responses

Season 1, Episode 29

Pessimistic communication arises in the most common scenarios. For example, you might say: “I can’t stand it when you speak to me so rudely.” The optimistic alternative would be: “When you speak respectfully I feel more comfortable in our discussions.” This podcast will highlight the stark differences between the two forms of communication, focusing on the mindset that lies beneath your chosen manner of interaction.

Pessimistic vs. Optimistic Communication

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we acknowledged that:

  • People read covert cues telling them if you are a grouch or an encourager.
  • Most confrontations are couched in a complaint manner.
  • It is possible to discuss differences in a fashion that aims toward positive adjustments, as opposed to pointing out what is wrong.

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“Why is it common for some individuals to speak with complaints rather than compliments?”

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