Category Archives: Arguments/How To Argue

Conflict Management: When Saying Nothing Is A Mistake

When You Should Never Say Nothing By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Most of the time, you won’t get into trouble for what you don’t say. But there’s one big exception. If you have gotten into a heated argument, or a nasty … Continue reading

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How To Disagree: My Favorite Agree-Disagree Statement

What You Say When You Want To Disagree With Someone by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com gives you a choice of power statements that you can use when you are in an argument, or when you are making a presentation, and … Continue reading

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How To Disagree With Someone That You Like

What You Say To A Friend When You Disagree, and How You Should Say It By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. There was a wonderful example of the right way to disagree with someone that you like during a recent episode of … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow Shows How To Negotiate, How To Argue

What You Say When You Want To Make A Point Cautiously by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Why in the world would you ever want to make a point cautiously? Benjamin Franklin explained why in his Autobiography,  Just in case you haven’t … Continue reading

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How To Disagree: Bob Schieffer Interviews Ron Paul

What You Say When You Want To Disagree In A Discussion or Interview by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The political talk shows continue to provide Whatyousay.com with excellent examples of how to express yourself succinctly. This one comes from the April … Continue reading

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Agree-Disagree Statement: How To Disagree Courteously

What You Say If You Want To Disagree Courteously by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you want to disagree with someone, but want to express only mild disagreement, this post will provide you with a sample disagree-agree statement.  I first heard … Continue reading

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How To Argue Effectively: Use This Disagree Statement

What You Say When You Disagree, But Don’t Want To Disrupt The Flow Of The Argument by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s an effective way to register your disagreement without disrupting the flow of the conversation. The way I discovered this … Continue reading

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Disagree Statement:What You Say When You Don’t Want To Agree

What You Say When You Reach A Stalemate, And Want To Dig In Your Heels by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Have you ever been in an argument, and the individual with whom you were arguing said something like, “I guess we’ll … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate And Win Arguments: Lessons from Abraham Lincoln and John C. Calhoun

What You Say When You Argue and Negotiate by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You don’t have to win every single skirmish in a debate or negotiation to be victorious in the end.  In fact, it can be strategic to lose a … Continue reading

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How To Agree-Disagree With Someone

What You Say If You Disagree With Part Of What Someone Says by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. In the movie “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” there’s an intense scene in which the British intelligence officer George Smiley (played by Gary Oldman) confronts … Continue reading

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