Is it possible to settle a dispute by calling the other party stupid?

  1. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    Is it possible to settle a dispute by calling the other party stupid?

    The question is inspired by something I read in the forums.  Am I missing a tactical maneuver?  When someone calls me stupid, I tend to dig my heels in.  Feel free to criticize my response as well.

  2. EricGoode profile image60
    EricGoodeposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely not. The key to settling any dispute is being able to create a win-win situation where both parties benefit from the transaction. Disputes are never settled if the outcome turns into a win-lose situation. Calling someone "stupid" can can pretty much escalate their commitment to their decision as a result of anger and make it hard for any dispute to be resolved.

 
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