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If you are involved in an argument or dispute, remember that nothing fuels conflict like loss of face. As a rule of thumb, therefore, work to protect the dignity of the other person, as well as looking after your own interests.

Saying you respect the other person is not enough, you have to demonstrate it. To demonstrate it you have to believe it, then perhaps they’ll be convinced of your sincerity.

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Christmas Survival Reminder

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