The Importance of Not Always Being Earnest

12 types of conversations to avoid this holiday season

I’m outta here! (photo c/o gratisography)

“I don’t have to attend every argument I am invited to.” (author unknown)

1. Avoidance of direct, specific questions

2. Labels and broad, sweeping statements

3. Hyperbolic words like “always,” “never,” and “everything”

4. Lack of curiosity

5. Lack of doubt

6. Repeating the same thing, only louder

7. Troll-like behavior

8. Cruelty, then denial

9. Shell gaming

10. Pseudo psychology and pseudoscience

11. Telling you what you want, contrary to what you specifically said you want

12. Drama statements

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