If You’ve Got Nothing Nice To Say…! 5 Reasons Why Silence Is Sometimes The Best Policy
5. Silence Speaks Volumes
Sometimes not saying anything sends the message you’re trying to get across louder and clearer than any words you can think of. When two people are fighting, it’s usually a war of words that don’t go anywhere, because both people want to be right and they want their opinions validated. Sometimes in an argument, the other person is anticipating what you’re going to say simply so they can give their rebuttal. This will be harder to do if you simply don’t say anything. This keeps them guessing, wondering what your thought process is while taking away the struggle. In the process, your silence may cause the other person to examine his own words and actions. By being silent, your significant other may discover the error of his ways if he sees that you’re not engaging in a petty argument – and it can also send the message that you care enough about the relationship to find a peaceful, non-confrontational resolution.