The Art of Neutrality
How often is it that when we publicly speak an opinion we are immediately brought into what feels like just short of an all out war on a subject? In a diversely growing world its hard to believe that only positions held on any subject happens to be the two extremes of the spectrum; Either approve or disapprove.
Maybe its not even that there is only two positions that can be held, but it definitely feels like they are the only two positions that matter. Which is why there is a talent in the ability to stay neutral in every argument while not offending any parties involved.
Of course one cannot simply wash their hands clean of any argument or even state that they wish to stay neutral on a subject for that would keep them from having no allies on the subject since they can not side with either party. That’s what makes its such a subtle and important talent to have. Staying totally neutral publicly on a subject, while not blatantly stating it is a very strategic position to be in for anyone in any situation.
Imagine two of your close friends are arguing on a subject and they ask for your opinion. without having training in the art neutrality you have three options. A.) side with friend 1 B.) side with friend 2 or C.) publicly state that you wish to be neutral and then suffer the consequences of not siding with anyone. But with the proper training you might be able to skillfully object from stating your position entirely.
People that wish to pursue a career in a public setting should consider investing time in this subtle skill. Even those who may just want to stay out of the “lime Light” on situations could benefit from this practice. With the proper training this form of communication may be the greatest tool in adverting conflict and achieving promotion.