When in conflict with someone place yourself in other person’s shoes
Do you think placing yourself in another person's shoes when there is a conflict of ideas or opinion will help in resolving conflicts? Will trying to read the other person's mind give you a better understanding of the issue and help you in taking a mature and correct decision? Join this discussion and share your views.
Whether it is conflict at a workplace, home or with friends and relatives, the root cause of it is the difference in Individual thinking, perceptions, and opinions. Person A thinks that he is right on his place while person B thinks that he is right on his place, but no one tries to exchange their places and then think. It is sometimes seen that getting into other person's shoes and then thinking makes a person realize the other party's viewpoint and this proves helpful in resolving conflicts.
Only when we try to think from another person's viewpoint we would be able to visualize as to what we would have done if we were in the same situation as another person. This sometimes proves extremely helpful in reaching a compromise during conflicts.
So, when in conflict just place yourself in other person's shoes and analyze the situation. Perhaps this may prove helpful in resolving the conflict.