People Skills

Listening

14 Ways to Nourish Conflict

What Creates Conflict and How To Defuse Anger and Nourish Peace

Linda Eve Diamond

By: Linda Eve Diamond

Author of  Rule#1: Stop Talking!

 

 

Not Listening

If you love conflict in your life, don't listening to anyone. Especially if someone is already hot under the collar, any sign of not listening will turn up the heat.

   

 

 

 

How To Nourish Peace Instead

A Short Course in Human Relations

If you would prefer to minimize angry encounters and defuse hostility, try behaviors that nourish peace instead. The best strategies for defusing anger begin with listening.

Communication: Yin-Yang Balance

 

The Other 13 Ways to Nourish Conflict

Other ways to nurture and feed hostility include:

A hostile reaction

Insults

Yelling

Judgments or assumptions

Self-interest

Unrealistic expectations

Blame  >>  Example

Sarcasm

Harsh words

Insincerity  >>  Example

"How is that my problem?" attitude

Minimizing a problem

Judging a reaction

 

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