Make someone truly understand how and why s/he is wrong

In many discussions and meetings you must have come across a situation, were you have to convey people that they are wrong. It might be possible that you have learned to not confront with people and instead just say what you have to say. Ultimately let the conversation and group of people decide what is right and who is right. It’s waste of energy and time.

The challenge is how to make someone truly understand how and why he is wrong from which angle/side/point-of-view.

Today I found that it’s a 350 years old trick, which is now supported by psychologists. Interestingly I have been working on the same principles with my team, I’m sure many of you who worked with me will recall few conversations on similar lines.

I hope it will help you in your crucial conversations:

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

I will also recommend to read discussion on this article on HackerNews.

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