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. 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’s something we learn as a child, but we can learn as adults also, but learning as an adult means it will take us longer to master the technique.
It’s not easy trying 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 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 time to back down or try a different approach. It’s easier if we understand the other person and we know how they think.
Discussions must be of mutual benefit to both people for discussions to work. When someone tries to inflict their moral standing on someone else, to prove their point, the discussion will always end on a sour note.
Their opinion might be genuine, even helpful at times, but it must be received that way and that doesn’t always happen.