Making People Wrong Is A Bad Idea

Whenever you’re in any sort of disagreement or conflict, whether it’s at work, in a relationship, or anywhere, think twice before you wish to make someone wrong.  First, remember that a right/wrong context is a very limited place to be.  There are only two possibilities from here, and both are predictable.  Neither is a true step forward.  If you’re discussing something black and white like whether or not someone is pregnant, then perhaps right or wrong is needed, but for the most part it is not.  Second, remember that when people are told they are wrong, regardless of where the truth may lie, they defend themselves.  By putting yourself in opposition with someone else, you are not only eliminating partnership but you are creating a conflict.  Regardless of whether or not the other person really is “wrong,” this is an uncomfortable proposition.

Making people wrong is a bad idea.  Regardless of where the truth lies, look to create a partnership. 

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