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Disagreeing strongly to opinions | Effective Communication

In our daily situation, we cannot avoid disagreements. It happens usually when we have to express different points of view. When we are talking with our other family members either a parent, sister or brother, it is undeniable that disagreement is the cause of quarrels. Even when we are talking with our close friends, we sometimes have misunderstandings. So, how do you deal with disagreements? How can you say what is on your mind without hurting others?

Having disagreements in casual situations like during conversations with our family, close friends, and colleagues is normal. However, not all the time we can speak out our opinion especially when we are talking with someone who is offensive. It is important that we know how to interact with them carefully to show respect and empathy to the person that we are talking to. The choice of words and the tone of voice should be considered when dealing with sensitive people. When we disagree, instead of being rude, we can use positive words and stay calm in expressing our thoughts. In this way, we are not directly telling someone that we strongly disagree with her/him. Let us point out some phrases that are commonly used in disagreeing opinions.

“I totally disagree with you.”

“I don’t think so.”

“I can’t go along with that.”

“It’s out of the topic.”

“I understand what you are saying, but I have a different point.”

“I understand where you are coming from but I’m concerned that..”

Do they sound good? Well, you can use any of the phrases stated but make sure to choose the appropriate response depending on the situation. More importantly, we express our thoughts with respect. Remember to keep a regular tone of voice and maintain friendliness in talking. Show that you have a good intention in sharing your ideas with a person. In return, it is also good if you accept opinions from him/her. The more ideas you share, the more you can learn from each other.

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Angela Llasus

Angela Malla Llasus was born on September 24, 1997 at Villaverde Imus, Cavite. She is currently residing at Tumalalud, Mambusao, Capiz. She started her elementary grades at Pasong Buaya II Elementary School Imus, Cavite from Grade one to five and finished at Caidquid Elementary School Mambusao, Capiz as Valedictorian in the year 2010. She then enrolled in her secondary education at Mambusao National High School where she was a consistent honor student and graduated as Salutatorian in the year 2014. She pursued her college at Capiz State University Burias, Mambusao, Capiz, and took up a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics. Because of her hard work, she graduated with an academic award year 2018. During her college days, she taught freshmen students for her practice in her chosen profession. There she learned to work under pressure, interact positively with her colleagues in school and handle different behaviors of students. The experience has been challenging yet fulfilling. Angela loves English and Mathematics. Aside from numbers, her hobbies are writing literary pieces like poems and essays. During her school days, she joined different literary contests and journalism workshops because of her passion for writing. She also loves singing. For her, writing and singing are the best ways to express your feelings. As of now, her goal is to find a stable job to support her family. Because of her determination to achieve her goal, she searched for a job to help her family. She has been employed at Inspiro Relia, Inc. as a Customer Service Representative for more than a year. She believes that hard work and patience will lead you to a brighter future.