When to Shut Up






     Sure, it can feel so good to unload on somebody and let them know what you really
     think, but that good feeling is temporary. What happens the next day, the next week,
     or the next year? It’s human nature to want to prove that you’re right, but it’s rarely
     effective. In conflict, unchecked emotion makes you dig your heels in and fight the
     kind of battle that can leave you and the relationship severely damaged. When you
     read and respond to your emotions, you’re able to choose your battles wisely and
     only stand your ground when the time is right. The vast majority of the time, that
     means biting your tongue. 
     FROM: 9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever by Dr Travis Bradberry
                   Published in LinkedIn on 08/14/2017