In this article, I want to teach you one of the effective communication techniques that makes you enjoy your life. One of the essential factors of communicating with others is to understand their interests.
Everyone has the right to think and act differently, so we have to honor each other’s interests.
Why there are more arguments in holidays?
We don’t have to comment on everything. We unconsciously think that others have to agree with us, and it results in bad relationships.
Sadly, we sometimes do not respect others opinion. For example, someone has bought jeans or a shirt. The moment we see it, we start commenting about how bad, tight, loose, bad-colored, and ugly it is. The person can’t do anything about it because she has bought it and it’s done. But the fact that we think we can comment about something that is her opinion and interest starts an argument.
Yes, you may say I want what’s best for my family(friend), but the other person can’t help it: it makes her/him feel terrible, why we have to insist on something that is in the past.
One of the effective communication techniques
I chose to go somewhere for traveling with my wife. People always go there for almost eight days, but I knew myself. We don’t want to miss anything when we go on a trip, so I chose to go there for 20 days. All the people I knew asked us about the reason. “Why are you going for 20 days?” “You will become tired.”, “Everyone goes there for eight days.”, “Why 20?”
Do you think we felt great at that moment?
Or do they gain something out of that commenting?
We had booked the hotel and bought the tickets. There was nothing we could do anymore, but we faced others’ negative opinions. Isn’t it funny?
My father used to buy us kebabs I was a child. He loved tomatoes, and he forced me to eat it because he thought he loves it, so I have to love it. Therefore, most of the time, I didn’t enjoy the food I was eating.
Don’t say I am not like that. We all have it in us. It is one of the best communication techniques that you can use in your relationships. Try to look at the way you live and your actions. See where do we impose our interest? This interest can be a lifestyle, an idea, work style, or anything else.
People have different opinions. Someone loves the sea, and the other loves the dessert. Does it help if you complain all the time and say how much you hate desert? How does it help your relationship?
Respecting each other’s opinion and interest is an effective communication technique with which we can have better relationships.