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Brutal Honesty or NVC or Talking Nice?


Do you prefer:
- Speech that protects feelings, at the expense of authenticity;
- Truth delivered with compassion; or
- Blunt truth that may incorporate judgement, diagnoses, blame, guilt, or shame?


Language of compassionate responsibility
or Nonviolent Communication or
"Compassionate Communication"
has the following:
 
POTENTIAL POSITIVES:
- More freedom
- Increased connection
- Practice of authenticity
- Easier to practice because "I know me"
- Increased trust
- Increased respect
 
POTENTIAL NEGATIVES:
- Immediate conflict
- Hurt feelings
 
"Talking Nice"
has the following:
 
POTENTIAL POSITIVES:
- Temporary peace
- Temporary comfort
 
POTENTIAL NEGATIVES:
- Guilt
- Trust loss
- Energy/time cost fromt he sacrifice
- Harder because we don't read minds
- Decreased respect
- Resentment


 
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