Hi there, Gracie CW Liu here, and welcome to Sensitive Communication Tips!
So first of all, I have a question for you. How comfortable are you with sharing your opinions with others who might disagree with your opinion? Some of you might find it very easy to share your opinions. And some of you might find it very difficult. And the reason you might find it difficult is because you don’t like having conflicts, you try to avoid having conflicts or disagreements as much as possible.
So, I would like to share with you what I call the THINK technique. Now understand, this did not come from me, I actually saw this on a poster. And I thought this might actually be quite useful for people who might be afraid of sharing their opinions. So, what the THINK technique is, they took each of the letters in the word think, and next to it, they put a question that matched with the letter in the word THINK. So, in the word think we have t, h, i, n, k.
So we’re going to start with a letter T – is it TRUE? So perhaps you have an opinion about a situation or topic, and it might be easier for you to back up your opinion, if you had some facts to it. So is it true?
H – is it HELPFUL? Is the opinion that you are sharing going to help the other person or the group of people you are talking to or addressing? And how is it helpful to them? Or to that person?
I – is it INSPIRING? So, you know, is your opinion that you are sharing, going to inspire that other person or the group of people to take a certain action? And what action might that be?
N – is it NECESSARY? Is the opinion that you have is it necessary for you to share it with that person or with a group of people?
And K – is it KIND? Is the way that you are sharing your opinion, kind? A lot of the times people may not be accepting of your opinion, because of the way you deliver it. You know, if you are being aggressive, or you’re using some languages that may not be comfortable with the person you are sharing with, they may then not want to accept it. However, if you use, maybe, perhaps a kind, calm voice while sharing your opinion, they might be more willing just to listen, they may not agree, but at least they might be willing to listen.
So next time you want to share your opinion and you’re not sure, perhaps this THINK technique might just help you.
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Grace CW Liu
Grace CW Liu believes there is a solution to every problem including communication and conversation problems. Everyone can find the solution they seek by using the guidance of grace that is in you, with the grace of spiritual support, and Grace –me– as your Communication Navigator and support system.
My passion is to help sensitive, conflict-phobic, and introverted women have effective communication so they feel valued and heard in any conversation.
Through studying and observations, I’ve realized why communication breakdown occurs and the solutions to solving those problems. I’ve presented these solutions so that communicative partners can achieve effective communication!