Raise your hand if you have ever started off a conversation to offer difficult feedback by giving a compliment. I can literally hear the rustle of thousands of hands being raised. We’ve all done it. No one wants to see pain inflicted on another human being. We put ourselves in their shoes, and feel the agony of knowing we didn’t live up to a standard.
But on the other hand, we don’t put ourselves in their shoes completely. Let’s try on your shoes for a moment. You might not want to hear how you’d disappointed someone, but what other things might be in your head when someone approaches you with a suspiciously nervous start to a conversation? Continue reading