It seems that, when it comes to words, even more important than their literal definitions is what they actually “mean”…to the person hearing them. This is often a matter of one’s personal belief systems (i.e., what/how do you feel by the words, “selling”, “money”, “liberal”, “conservative”, “love”, “pride”?).
Certainly, you don’t rattle off a definition of descriptive words but rather feel and experience some deep positive or negative feelings. At least you do with some of them. Probably less so with others. This is totally individual
And, unless we know one’s background and experiences, we cannot possibly know how certain words will affect them, either positively or negatively.
However, there are certain words and phrases that – overall – are simply more effective than others when it comes to effectively communicating our points and placing others in a more positive state of mind in order to be more receptive to them.
In Part Two, we’ll look at just a few examples of this, focusing on how we can take usual words, and “uptick” the way we communicate by making slight adjustments.
Let’s see where we go with this. I have a feeling that after the next article I’ll be receiving plenty of responses and suggestions from you…and I can’t wait.