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Demeaning Others

One way some of us assert ourselves and our viewpoints is to put the other person down. We may, for instance, demean their actions, their character, their rationale and so on. Doing so does not elevate us to a powerful stature over the other or make our perspective superior. Demeaning usually achieves the opposite impact and doesn’t facilitate a positive outcome if one is wanted.

Rather than using demeaning techniques, if you do, what ways of interacting are likely more helpful for the outcome you want?

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