What are stategies you use to get your point across to an irrational person without conflict?
There are no strategies. I think this is why people have so many problems communicating or having people understand where they stand. Games and strategies or so.....what should I call it? Corny! Just say what you need to say to them, what's the point in putting any type of real energy into dealing with an irrational person? Before you know it you will be behaving irrational. Once you remain consistant and put your foot down they will begin to understand English, instead of acting like they can't.
Listen to their point of view first. Ask open ended questions to draw out why they believe what they believe. Validate their feelings. Be patient and wait until they become rational...then you can actually have a conversation.
Irrational people is full of crap, I can't stand them or even be bother talking to them. If they don't bother me anymore, I ignore them, if they keek bugging me then "see, you in court."
If the person is irrational and you are trying to get a point across without conflict, there may be two irrational people in the conversation. If you are in a conversation with someone who is irrational at the time, the best thing to do is to table the conversation for a later date
Sometimes listening to them first and demonstrating that I understand helps, but not always. If it doesn't, I simply state that I will not discuss an issue with someone who doesn't care what I have to say, and I refuse to participate further.
Logic. I create an effective argument that fits the person I am talking to. However, this usually causes problems because I say things with no emotion. Then the person believes I have emotions behind what I say. And an uproar of "you are a heartless bitch" erupts. And I have to sit back and laugh at what an idiot they are and that I tried to help but they shot the messanger.
Why do people actually believe there are emotions behind common words?
Ask reflective questions. Limit yourself to rephrase your "opponent" views.
Listening like most have said here, is like the best tool.
Then take those questions unto conclusions... More than likely he won't agree with the conclusions, which will lead for him/her to sabotage her own theory.
Is no win/win though, mind your spirit. Debates should be used for entertainment purposes only. Know that you will not change nor redeem the other person and the more you prove your point the more likely she/he will grow apart from you.
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