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Grounded Responses for Challenging Comments

Grounded Responses for Challenging Comments

Grounded Responses for Challenging Comments

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  • Time Investment: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Date Published: 09/2019

When someone responds with painful sarcasm, criticism, or dismissal you can respond with empathy, or with clarity about your intention, need and request. If you're unable to do this, later you can privately write what they said, identify the feelings and needs of both of you, then write possible responses. This can help you remember to stay with your intention and what’s true for you without getting caught in defensiveness or reactivity.

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