If You’ve Got Nothing Nice To Say…! 5 Reasons Why Silence Is Sometimes The Best Policy
4. Silence Is a Sign of Self Control
Believe it or not, sometimes NOT arguing gives you the upper hand. Not in a power play sort of way, but in a strategic way. If you want to get under the skin of a person who likes to argue…don’t argue with them. Don’t let someone bait you into an argument, or coax you to get out of character. That’s what he or she wants you to do, and nothing irks them more than a person who doesn’t fall into their trap. You can “win” the argument by strategically deciding to ignore someone who is trying to provoke you. Your instinct may be to stand up and defend yourself but by opting to ignore someone who wants to dominate, you become the unlikely winner because you’re not giving the other person all of your power. Petty? Perhaps but doesn’t it make total sense?