Being able to express ourselves 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 came out wrong or they didn’t come out at all.
Being able to express ourselves becomes easier with practice. The more we practice, the more confidence we will have, the better at expression we will be. It is something we can learn as an adult, but sadly being an adult means it will take us longer to master the technique.
It’s never easy trying to express ourselves, to get a message across without it being misconstrued. It’s easy for the person listening and the person speaking to have different perceptions on the meaning of the message that is being expressed. The person receiving the message may think we’re being rude, but perhaps that’s more to do with the perceptions of how that person is choosing to interpret and receive the message.
When it comes to expression, always try to express yourself in a way that doesn’t undermine what the other person has initially said. When what is being expressed begins to undermine the other person’s integrity, it’s probably time to back down or try a different approach. Of course, it’s always easier if we understand the other person and we know how they think.
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 might be quite genuine, even helpful at times, but it must be received that way and that doesn’t always happen.