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Keeping your opinions to yourself in social situations
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RE: Keeping your opinions to yourself in social situations
If people say you're being confrontational and a dick I think the issue is more your perceived attitude/approach than what you say. In general operating from a frame of mutual respect and constructive exchange, avoiding personal/direct/accusatory language, and always giving your opponent a face saving way to tap out go a huge way towards handling disagreement gracefully. If you can maintain that frame you can calmly enforce the boundaries you've set and make the other person look at fault for any conflict. Once that happens you can graciously hold out an olive branch to save them from their own social failure. Being able to do that makes you look alpha as fuck.

But yeah choose your battles wisely. Not pointlessly arguing with no benefit is far from being a pussy.

Contrarian can be a great rep if you play it smart.
(This post was last modified: 12-16-2013 03:01 AM by ikkyu.)
12-16-2013 02:58 AM
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