M. Rosenberg. Language of life. Nonviolent communication (book synopsis)

M. Rosenberg. Language of life. Nonviolent communication (book synopsis)

I will share 5 main ideas extracted from the book that can be implemented in practice.

Opinion 1.Take responsibility for your fortunes (instead of translating responsibility “you made me angry” always use “I got angry because…”) and actions (instead of “I should” always use “I decided”). The words or actions of others can be a stimulus, but not the cause of our emotions.

Opinion 2.Use the 4 components of nonviolent communication: Observation (without evaluation and judgment), Feeling (understanding and conveying your feelings, empathic acceptance of the feelings of others), Needs (understanding what you want right now and what others lack), Request (a specific description of what you want from another).

Opinion 3.Share your frustrations, joys and requests through “I-messages”, which include 3 elements:

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