Who has an opposite viewpoint as yours?
How willing are you to see his or her view?
Seeking an opposing viewpoint is a great way to expand your perspective, knowledge, and connections.
It can be difficult though. Tips for success:
Be clear about your intention – is it for learning or changing his viewpoint?
If your intent is to change his viewpoint – STOP! He will feel your intent and resist.
Being Centered is crucial to avoid getting hooked in.
Stick to asking open-ended questions, avoiding asking “why?” questions.
For extra credit just listen and forget about sharing your point of view – let me know how it goes!
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