Everyone has heard the saying “it’s easier to agree than disagree” but that’s not always true. Most hate to disagree but it is worse when people are disrespectful during a disagreement. One of the ways to stay classy during an argument is to always be respectful. When arguing, respect is the first trait to go out the window but here are three easy ways to be respectful while disagreeing.
1. Stay Calm
Staying calm is the most important thing to do as well as the hardest. During a disagreement it is common for both sides to get overwhelmed but try to stay calm. Be the mature one who manages the disagreement and keeps it from escalating. Don’t tell the other person to calm down. It will only make them more upset. Instead, keep your own emotions in check.
Instead of constantly talking over each other, sit back and listen. Even though you may not agree, give the other person the opportunity to explain his or her point of view.
3. Don’t Make It Personal
When arguing, do not take everything the other person is saying as a personal attack. Do not take every negative thing you have thought about the person and use it to your advantage.
These three easy tips will help you stay respectful and classy during every disagreement.