We subconsciously use non-verbal communication as a roadmap to discover others’ intentions. Here is how to identify different non-verbal cues in our conversations.
Difficult conversations often involve strong differences of opinion and may elicit strong and complex emotions. Avoiding such conversations is never an effective solution as it leads to poor working and personal relationships and workplace conflicts.
When we are not well equipped to handle difficult conversations both personal or professional, we find ourselves in conflicting feelings, insecurity and vulnerability.
Know how to negotiate skilfully in your personal or professional endeavours.
Constant exposure to negative people can have a major impact on your overall sense of positivity whether it be at work, in your relationships, business environments or in your friend groups.
Recognise when negativity intrudes into your life so you do not have to be the target of others’ negativity.
[inlinetweet]]If you give into intimidation, you’ll go on being intimidated.”– Aung San Suu Kyi[[/inlinetweet]
Some people resort to managing through fear or intimidation to exert control or to stimulate people’s performance, but it certainly cannot be a motivating strategy in long-term.
Whether the intimidation is internal that has to do with your thought process or external —having to do with the actions or behaviour of others, you can learn to overcome it.