Being able to express yourself is an art form. As a child expression and being able to express myself wasn’t something that came easy to me. I wanted to, but either the words either came out wrong or they didn’t come out at all.
Being able to express ourselves becomes easier the more times we practice. The more times we practice, the more confidence we will have, the better at expression we will be. It can be something we learn as an adult, but it may take us longer to master the technique. Learning how to express ourselves as a child is better.
It’s never easy trying to get a message across without it being misconstrued in the wrong way. It’s easy for the person listening and the person speaking to have different perceptions on the meaning of the message. The person listening to the message may think you’re being rude, even though you may see yourself as being honest.
So how should we express ourselves?
I believe we should express ourselves in a way that doesn’t undermine what the other person is trying to say. When what is being expressed begins to undermine the other person’s integrity and character; it’s probably time to back down or try a different approach. It’s also easier if we understand the other person and how the other person thinks.
I’ve seen first-hand, how many discussions turn into arguments because one person crosses that fine line. Discussions must be of mutual benefit to both people for the discussion to work. When one person tries to inflict his or her moral standing on the other person to prove his or her point, the discussion will always end on a sour note.
Their opinion of course might be quite genuine, even helpful but it must be received in the same way and that’s not always easy to do.