ONE OF THE TECHNIQUES, WHEN TRYING TO WIN AN ARGUMENT, RATHER THAN REACH CONSENSUS, IS NOT TO AGREE TO ANY OF THE ASSUMPTIONS, STATEMENTS, OR EVEN QUESTIONS POSED BY THE OTHER SIDE. THE CONCERN IS THAT IF ONE PERSON CONCEDES TO A WELL-MADE POINT, OR REASONABLE ASSUMPTION, THEN THE OTHER SIDE CAN BUILD ON THAT CONCESSION OR AGREEMENT.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 15, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IF YOUR THOUGHTS ARE RACING IN ONE, ANGRY, FRUSTRATED, INSENSED, AND HURT DIRECTION, PLEASE DO NOT ACT ON THESE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS JUST YET. QUESTION YOURSELF…WHERE DID ALL OF THIS ANGER AND FRUSTRATION ORIGINATE? ASK OTHERS, WHO HAVE ANNOYED YOU OR INSULTED YOU (as opposed to making direct or accusatory statements) ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS AND MOTIVATIONS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 29, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri