- It’s not all about you. In fact, it’s all about them right now.
- Nobody’s going to die if you don’t get your word in.
- Words can only be used as weapons against you if you let them.
- You ultimately have no control over the other person. Remind them that you won’t challenge their self-control, and keep yours intact. For they don’t have control over you if you don’t let them.
- Anger directed at you is merely a strong plea for attention. Be thankful that somebody cares that much about your attention.
- An insult is a cry for help and understanding. Don’t take it personally. If it’s necessary and safe, keep listening. You’ll see.
- Even when somebody is disagreeing with you, they may simply be saying the same thing you are saying using different words and concepts.
- You can’t make someone else listen. You can only choose to wait for them to be ready to listen.
- You don’t have to defend yourself. Instead, help the other person understand.
- Sometimes, a person just truly needs to be heard. Rather than being a burden to listen, think of it as a gift you can give.
- When you feel like you might respond hastily to somebody, asking a question is an awesome remedy.
- Expectations kill listening, but you will have them anyway sometimes. Just learn to put them to the side as much as possible.
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