Diplomatic and tactful
August 1, 2012 11:09 AM Subscribe
In what ways are you diplomatic and tactful in your relationship? What areas do you tread lightly and how do you do that? How do you use persuasion in your relationship to get what you want?
posted by 3491again to human relations (27 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I'm naturally quite a blunt person, and I'm realizing that it might be helpful for me to be a bit more diplomatic and tactful with my boyfriend.
I'm wondering how you are diplomatic and tactful in your intimate relationships. Does this take away from your intimacy? Do you feel like you can really express yourself?
How do you persuade the other person to see your point of view?
Also, if you are in a relationship with someone who is a bit self-centered -- and are HAPPY -- how does your communication style work? (Or if your self-centered ex moved on to a relationship that is working for his/her partner, how does that relationship work?)
(Trying to avoid chatfilter -- but just want to learn how people that are happy in this sort of relationship function on a day-to-day basis to help me figure out better ways of communicating. I don't have any friends in this situation.)