Christa's Tips when talking about politics with friends, family, or acquaintances:
- Don’t engage in a discussion when you’re angry. Being forceful and loud is not convincing.
- We are most influenced by people who make us feel good.
- We tend to avoid people who tell us how we should feel or think.
- If you wish to get your point across, make sure you start out by genuinely listening to what the other person has to say. Reflect back to them aspects of their argument that make sense to you, and then offer your perspective.