Despite our snowy interruptions we continue our conversation on... conversation. Conversation invites us to examine the kind of person we want to be. Do we want to be gracious, kind, generous? Are we willing to assert our right to speak? Do we think before we speak?
Highlights from Class 3:
We listen not to reply, but to understand.
Listening is a gift we give someone else.
WE CANNOT CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE! We can only change ourselves.
Active Constructive Responding - Responding to Good News
How we respond to another person's good news goes a long way in enhancing the relationship or hurting it.
There are four options:
1. Ignore the good news.
2. Acknowledge it with negative comments
3. Acknowledge it with minimal support and excitement
4. Be genuinely happy for the other person, show it, and then ask as least 2-3 open ended questions about it to get more information and show the other person you are interested.