Forge
A publication from Medium on personal development.

Conflict

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In the aftermath of a presidential debate that was legitimately scarring to witness, we return to ‘bunny trailing.’ That is, number five of Melody Stanford Martin’s 10 conversational hazards to avoid during conflict. You could also call it ‘whataboutism.’ Whatever your chosen nomenclature, it describes veering a conversation away from the matter at hand and threatening to derail the whole exchange in the process. And, courtesy of President Donald Trump, it made for a couple of particularly tense moments in Tuesday night’s debate.

If you have the stomach for it, our friends at GEN laid out the play-by-play.

These behaviors can totally derail productive discourse

Conflict between human beings is inevitable. Unfortunately, in our zeal to be right, and in exercising our right to scream, many of us destroy relationships, relinquish credibility, and become ineffective to the people we most want to influence.

The solution is not a magic formula but a conscious shift in…

Forge

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