2.06.2006

TIP: "You're 100 percent correct."

via Oprah - It doesn't matter what you're arguing about-he just wants to be right. This is his weakness; you can use it like judo, turning his own momentum against him. Saying two little words, "You're right," is the verbal equivalent of darting a raging elephant with animal tranquilizers. It gives him what he wants, reducing tensions and leaving the way open for you to get what you want.

Try it: "You're right, but I still want to go to the party." Meet every protest and argument he makes, no matter how ridiculously false, with the observation that he is absolutely correct. but you still want what you want...

Category: C++ Quant > Random Walk > Strength vs Weakness > Rope-a-Dope

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