By | Roselle Umlas | hackspirit.com
Have you ever experienced this – you’re at a dinner party, chatting with friends, and suddenly you find yourself in a heated disagreement?
You don’t want to be disagreeable, but you also don’t want to back down from your position.
I know how it feels, I’ve experienced this so many times myself. The good news is, there are several ways to do that without ruffling feathers or losing your cool.
In this article, I’ll share eleven effective ways to disagree with someone while still keeping it classy – something we all need in this already chaotic world!
Let’s dive in!
1) Do a polite pivot
I’ll start with a personal favorite I often use when a debate starts to heat up – a polite pivot. For me, redirection is one of the best ways to defuse a potentially explosive situation.
Instead of getting defensive or aggressive, simply steer the conversation in a new direction by saying, “That’s an interesting perspective. I see things a bit differently, though.”