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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Here's an interesting question...
A friend informs you that you have upset them for some reason, but in your view that person has no legitimate reason to be upset - How should you handle it? Blow them off, let time do it's work? Try to reason with them about the issue? Accept that their response is legitimate for them? I don't think you should tell them that they shouldn't be upset. That's not likely to fix the problem. In fact, it can be demeaning to them. You could certainly explain that it wasn't your intention to upset them, and try to make amends. There's even the possibility that you were in the wrong without realizing it. Call it a 'blindspot'. What's the over-arching factor that would go in to your response?