One easy way to quickly end an awkward conversation

Each of us can recall a situation where you feel overwhelmed and depressed after a conversation with a particular person. Such people are called passive-aggressive. Without expressing aggression directly, they manage to get us covertly. Our task is to learn how to defend themselves.

The website hastens to share with you the effective steps to ensure that any passive aggressor will transcend us.

Step 1. Eye contact

Look confidently in the eyes. We are given to understand without words, that saw through his intentions. Passive-aggressive people will not go for direct confrontation, and often just an open mind will help to avoid unpleasant dialogue. Sometimes we can misread the intention, and instead exacerbate the situation, just give him a chance to improve, openly answering his questions.

Step 2. "Warning shot"

The manipulator asks the question exactly as it is beneficial. Most importantly, that any response was not in our favor. Our task is to prevent the interlocutor to do it. Rephrasing the question the way convenient to us, and answering it, not on the original version, we can easily protect ourselves from this manipulation. For example: "I don't understand how that's relevant, but..."

Step 3. "Discovery cards"

We politely say that you want to stop the dialogue on this topic. Acceptable will point to the changed behavior of the opponent, because he feels that we react not as he would like: "I see that you're nervous, let's not talk about it".

It is interesting here to observe the man. He shows anxiety. There are simple signs:

Shies away from direct view. Hands are shaking. Can't sit still. Can pull at something in his hands.

Step 4. "Retaliation"

When we have done all the steps, behaved openly and politely and the person does not calm down, used the technique of "retaliation".
Ask the question: "What's going on?" and waiting for an answer. It is important to look your partner straight in the eye. If he continues to behave passive-aggressive, we do the last step.

Step 5. Gentle care

We don't have to listen to what we don't like. Even if it doesn't look aggressive, this person is trying to hurt us. It is best to say goodbye and exit the dialog. If this is not entirely correct (interview with the head), then you can come up with some plausible excuse. The main thing to remember is that you should not take the situation to your account.

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