There are some touchy topics that people are uncomfortable discussing with one another, especially if those views tend to differ from each other. You can learn to accept the differences between the two of you without destroying the relationship. It’s easier to avoid these conversations on social media, where you can block people or just simply ignore them, but if you are face to face it is harder to avoid. You can open yourself up to other thoughts and opinions and respect their beliefs instead of driving your own point home.
- Listen to the other persons point of view and ultimately respect that they can have a different opinion on something than you.
- Instead of simply assuming you know what someone else is thinking, state your position and see how they respond.
- Use your own experiences to talk about a specific topic and help better explain your own point of view.
“Another way to overcome PCA is to recognize the origins of the differences of opinion between you and your potential conversational opponents.”