Have you ever been in a conversation with a workfellow, friend or family member about an issue and fetched up in a power battle, conflict or closing down?
Or maybe in answer to another persons unfavorable judgment, you find yourself justifying your behavior, blaming the someone else or avoiding him or her all at once?
It sounds like defensiveness could be at play.
So, how do you or anyone give up being so defensive?
Through effective communication, you are able to start by practicing the powerful way to break down defensiveness.
Here are three keys tactics to have in play:
Get to the Root: Ask Respectful Questions
One choice is to ask direct, guiltless, and neutral questions to get to precisely what the o