Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Pay compliments AND say thank you when they compliment you. Listen for the compliments and respond accordingly. No one likes to hand out a compliment only to have someone disagree with him.
Agree. When you are conversing nothing is more irritating than someone who disagrees or negates everything you say to them. There are ways to agree with a person's statement without negating what they say.
You can find something in what they said to affirm, some small piece to agree with that doesn't compromise your honesty. Sometimes agreeing to disagree is the only resort to agreeing.
One of the happiest married couples I know say they show each other the same respect they did when they were dating. They were friends before they stated dating and they both continue to treat each other like friends, saying please and thank you and handing out compliments. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all made this a daily practice with others and especially those we say we love?