How to neutralize a negative situation.
Our Moms taught us, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’. But when you do have to respond to something that doesn’t deserve a nice response, say “Thanks for Sharing”. It neutralizes the moment immediately. Someone shared this with me years ago and I can tell you it works beautifully. Another great response is, “It’s none of my business what you think about me”. I never encourage stooping down to another’s low level, but sometimes a good response that neutralizes the conversation is helpful. Don’t take the bait and step into the negative. Instead, give these a try. Emerge Positive®