Six Ways to Remove Hostility From Disagreements
Season 2, Episode 104
When you confront or express a frustration, there is a high potential for the other person to reverse the course of words right back onto you. That’s called boomerang communication. Words and emotions are invalidated and tension explodes on the scene. In this podcast we will discuss how to keep that form of communication from escalating.
Something to Think about
In this episode, we acknowledged that:
- When you respond to a confrontation with a quick retort, you indicate that your communication is driven by fear.
- Once boomerang communication begins, so does an emotional power struggle.
- While it may not feel natural to show understanding when you disagree, that can be a quick way to keep differences manageable.
“Why do you suppose it can be so easy to respond to a confrontation with a comment like: “Me? What about you?””
Please take a moment and let me know your thoughts below.