Stubbornness is defined as “refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute.” Ugh, even having to read and write the definition makes me want to vomit. First, let’s focus on my least favorite part of the argument for the “Pro Stubborn Debate.” It goes something like, “If I really want something, I have to go for it and not let anyone stop me.” Drop the mic, and walk off stage, right? Now, as a person who is driven in everything I do, I totally understand and can relate to that statement.
But looking at being “stubborn” as a point of pride—as if not being stubborn is a sign of giving up and giving in—is not a free pass to be rude.
Stubborn people can be annoying, stressful and drive you crazy. Is she stressed out and annoyed or smiley and calm? Without putting him down, try to see his point of view and then respectfully (no head-butting allowed) show him his opinion is important, then gently ask him to respect your opposing opinion. It feels like you are walking on eggshells, whenever you take a step, you can hear the crackling under your feet. Once you master these skills, you are the king (or queen) of the conversation.
Your stubborn person could be the person who sits next to you at work or your own father. Ask yourself, is this the best time to present my case? You are now calmer, smarter and stronger than you were before.
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Page 1 of 2As a parent, handling stubbornness pretty much comes with the territory.
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