Emotional Content in Argument. Can you hear it?

Calculators and Teddy Bears - A Poem perhaps

Asking about the emotional content behind arguments - they actually run arguments!

You may be right but you've lost because you didn't hear THIS undercurrent

It's more powerful than the logic sometimes.

Every interaction has this side

Why is this person not getting it'?

Did you ever ASK yourself this? Without suffering over it?

Listening and being heard are so different.

Underlying emotional content - can YOU hear it?

It's coming through like music - can YOU hear it?

TO BACK OFF may be the most LOGICAL option.

This person with whom you argue might be attached to being RIGHT at all costs

NOW what is happening?

The EMOTIONAL CONTENT has taken over this discussion - overlapping everything said and not said. It's time to be a TEDDY BEAR not a CALCULATOR.

Your words, your logic, your common sense can never be heard behind the protective WALL?

Self-defense - even YOU need this - for how you see yourself.

The WALL protects a person against old wounds- your arguments opened up.


The best way to handle this?

GIVE IN - never you say but do YOU ever ask why?

COMPLIMENT - too hard, too hurt.

There is YOUR emotional content coming through!

Check IT OUT!


More by this Author

  • Painting Over Kids' Drawings on an Interior Wall

    Old pictures bleed through unless you apply a sealer coat There's a saying that if you can pee you can paint that does the rounds on building sites, but although that might be true, it is only half the story....

  • Kids don't sleep on sugar

    I just had to write this hub for parents of preschoolers out there who might be thinking - why don't my kids go to bed and why are they still running around the house so late into the night? The culprit we thought we...

  • Growtopia - A Parent's Guide

    When all your kids start fighting over this game, you are going to first pull your hair out and then realize it is a great game for them to learn principles of getting on with others

Comments 4 comments

psychicdog.net profile image

psychicdog.net 4 years ago Author

Sommer - you get it. Thank-you.

SommerDalton profile image

SommerDalton 4 years ago

What great points and very true! Great hub!! Voted up plus 2!

psychicdog.net profile image

psychicdog.net 4 years ago Author

Thanks drbj - time out walk away - someone's got to do it - it's usually comes down to moi! Always great to get your insights

drbj profile image

drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You made some good points here, pd. When confronted with an argument that is too emotional (on either side) sometimes it is best to just say, 'Time out,' walk away and wait for another opportunity. Just sayin'.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article