We are “hard-wired” to answer questions, correct?
(See, in your head, you HAD to answer that – even if you disagreed!)
If we really want to have closer relationships and we want to get more from those with whom we associate, we have to:
- Ask questions
- Refrain from judgment
- Look for consensus
Telling someone what you want without listening to what he or she wants might get you what you need. But, listening first is a more reliable strategy and will probably get both of you what you want.
And isn’t that a better choice?
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