Working with the urge to lash out.
GIVE helps us…
· Communicate needs effectively
· Maintain important relationships
· Promote healthy communication
· Improves relationship
Gentleness – Be nice. Be Respectful. No attacks, threats, judging or sneering
Interest – Listen and appear interested. Don’t interrupt. Patience
Validate – Show you understand. Support. Empathy (be in their shoes)
Easy manner – Humor. Softness. No attitude. Let go of being right
Consider: how do I want the other person to feel about me after our communication?