Interacting with others

Treat Others as Equals  |  Recognize and Respect Differences  |  Be Positive Towards Others  |  Help Others  |  Be Honest and Fair in Your Dealings with Others  |  Give People the Benefit of the Doubt, but Don’t Let Them Take Advantage of You  |  Co-operation, Competition, and Conflict  |  Take an Interest in and Get to Know Others  |  Asking Others for Help and Advice  |  Negotiating  |  Don’t be too Concerned about What Other People Think about You  |  Verbal Arguments and Debate  |  Responding to Negativity or Put Downs  |  Interacting with Difficult, Awkward, or Dishonest People

Useful or interesting Links  |  Quiz/Tests

 

“Look to get on with other people. They outnumber you billions to one.”

 

“People are often unreasonable and self-centred. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.”  

(Mother Teresa)

 

Treat Others as Equals

 

Recognize and Respect Differences

 

Be Positive Towards Others

 

Help Others

 

Be Honest and Fair in Your Dealings with Others

 

Give People the Benefit of the Doubt, but Don’t Let Them Take Advantage of You

 

Co-operation, Competition, and Conflict

 

 

Take an Interest in and Get to Know Others

 

Asking Others for Help and Advice

 

Negotiating

 

Don’t be too Concerned about What Other People Think about You

 

Verbal Arguments and Debate

 

Responding to Negativity or Put Downs

 

Interacting with Difficult, Awkward, or Dishonest People

 

Useful or interesting Links

 

http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/negotiation.html

https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/NegotiationSkills.htm

 

Quiz/Tests

 

Reminder on taking tests: It’s not about trying to prove you already know it, it’s about learning.

Question 1

List at least 6 ways you can show respect for others:

 

Question 2

Complete the following:

a. Don’t be put off by the fact you can’t help everybody. …
b. The best response to anger is … .
c. Do unto others, … .
d. When two dogs fight for a bone … .
e. Look to get on with other people. They … .

 

Question 3

According to Game Theory what is an optimal strategy in circumstances of repeat play against the same opponent, which itself is repeated against other opponents (ie. multiple repeat plays).

 

Question 4

List some ways you can make someone you interact with feel significant or appreciated.

 

Question 5

According to Mother Teresa:

a. People are often unreasonable and self-centered. What should you do?
b. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. What should you do?
c. If you are honest, people may cheat you. What should you do?
d. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. What should you do?
e. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. What should you do?
f. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. What should you do?

 

Question 6

Imagine you are recognized as the world’s foremost expert on a particular topic. Is it right that your viewpoint on related matters should therefore be taken as gospel?

Yes or No? Elaborate a little on your answer.

 

Question 7

Which of the following has the most impact on our general beliefs and prejudices?

a. The culture we were brought up in.
b. The opinions of our parents.
c. The opinions of our friends and acquaintances.
d. Our application of rationale logic to how we see the world as being.
e. The everyday ‘news’ that we are continually being subjected to.

 

Question 8

With regards negotiations, what does the abbreviation BATNA stand for?

 

Question 9

All men and women are born equal. To what extent do each of these reflect what we mean by this?

a. Everyone has the same basic capabilities, and how they turn out depends upon their own efforts.
b. Everyone has the same rights under the law.
c. Everyone has the same rights to exist.
d. Everyone has the same opportunities in life, and what they make of their lives is entirely up to them.
e. Everyone has a right to respect.

[Take each letter and say a little about the extent to which you believe it is a good reflection of what is meant by all men and women are born equal.]

 

Question 10

Someone in the family makes you a cup of tea which is not to your liking. Assuming you are not feeling in a bad or vindictive mood, and would like them to make you a cup again in the future, how should you respond?

a.  Say nothing, pretend it was fine.

b.  Express in some way, verbally or non-verbally, the fact that you didn’t like it.

c.  Thank them for the tea, say that you appreciate it, but mention some change that would improve it for you next time.

 

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