sure. They are wrong, but I can see how they have come to their stupid, sadly illinformed, and / or dangerous opinions.
Yes, when in a contraversy, The First thing I do is imagine I am in there Place.<br />
Then I think how I would feel. Since i'm pretty old I' ve been in many situations.<br />
It becomes easier to understand, once you have experienced situations first Hand.
I can usually see their point. Especially when their hat is off...
I was raised to treat others with respect, use the golden rule, and apply things to my life. When I discuss issues with others; I listen to all sides, ask questions, and form my own opinions. It is up to me to see both sides. I like to think I can be open minded on a variety of issues.
Nope never....but,<br />
I am ready to hear anyone's opinions and position on issues but it doesn't readily change my reasoning as to how I stand on the matter. It doesn't matter if the issues are presented looking at the end of a gun barrel and I am held hostage to their notions against my will, I may as well die than change how I feel if threatened with violence. If the argument is valid and the reasoning has merit that stands on it on that I am unaware of. Missing evidence that I have ba<x>sed my information without considering, I might be inclined to a reversal on how I came to my judgement.
Yes, it's actually one of my greatest strengths. I can really understand where people are coming from and why they think what they think, even if I don't agree with them.
I can see another person's point of view fairly easily most of the time- it all depends on how strongly they feel about it and their openness to another point of view. As an empath, openness comes pretty naturally.
yes, so much so i see both sides so much i don't have an oppinon or view of my own. as i see both side reasonable and well thought out.
Yup, that's me exactly!
Heheh, depends on the issue! Most things I can grasp fairly easily, but others I'm left baffled going "how could you possibly think that...."<br />
Sometimes, if I'm not familiar with the issue, it may also have something to do with how the other person presents said issue.
IF they are speaking from a place of principalities, YES
Yes, but it's not like I have to agree with it.
Yuppers. But it gets me in trouble with those who think conviction must be delivered with belligerence: they stand convinced I simply lack conviction and am a "weak" person. That will cause them endless trouble in life. They'll always need to win arguments to even belieev they believe in themselves! But I was taught that a truly strong person will, well..be like bamboo..*LOL*..bending in the wind, not breaking, but no, I'm not Karate Kid and that wasn't the simile used!! *LOL* :) :)
Yes. But I'm still to stubborn to admit it's right.
See it just fine... Can't accept it though because they are wrong! ;-)
If they make sense.
Yes if they have solid evidence to their argument. I will NOT listen to an argument when their explanation is "because I say so". I need proof. But it also depends on the kind of mood Im in. Just ask my boyfriend. Sometimes I let him win and sometimes he has to say Im right even though I know Im wrong >:)
yes I usually can.