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Re: should you offend people?

Posted by Dinah on July 3, 2008, at 22:28:22

In reply to should you offend people?, posted by sunnydays on July 3, 2008, at 19:49:44

I agree with the others. I think it's perfectly possible to state your beliefs in a respectful and inoffensive way. And I rather suspect that doing so increases the chance that others will listen to what you have to say.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I find that when people speak reasonably and respectfully, I'm well able to consider their point of view. But if I feel disrespected, I'm more likely to hold on to my point of view with a bulldog's grip, and come up with reasons to defend my point of view.

Perhaps you could politely and respectfully disagree with the point of view that one has to be offensive to get one's point across?

BTW, I've always seen you here as someone who is certainly agreeable, and very nice, but who has no particular problem expressing your own point of view. I think you may already have a good mastery of this area of communication.




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