Getting confused while speaking, taking back what you said, bouncing back and forth by changing words... These are the common traits of people who are really trying to express what they think. People who speak out their opinion smoothly like a flowing river are undoubtly voicing someone else's opinion. The tragedy of communicating with these people is that they're determined to stick with their opinion. It is non-negotiable so cannot be resolved though communication. If you cannot (or are not willing) to change your mind, it is because the opinion itself did not come out of you.
When I was in business school in US, I remember doing this small exercise of pairing up and facing with one of my classmates and see how long we can keep our mounths shut. When I first heard this exercise, I thought it was a joke. I couldn't even understand the meaning of this exercise.
Sep 05 2010, 0 comments