Whether it's with your family, friends, coworkers or clients, knowing how to approach and engage with someone you disagree with is an essential skill. The topic, the level of importance of having the discussion and timing are all points to consider when engaging a potentially contentious situation.
If you enjoy compelling conversations this article provides good insights and strategies to do it in a positive and productive way. Tread lightly, think before you talk and by all means enjoy the lively art of conversation.
“Resist the vogue for being provocative,” Weeks says. And take the opportunity when you can to neutralize the emotional load of the conversation and disarm the moment, she adds. It often comes down to word choice and the tone of your voice.