If you see that a conversation is getting too intense, how

United States
July 22, 2009 2:34pm CST
would you lighten it up? Would you use your sense of humor, or just try some other approach? This is if you are just there and listening and have not participated in it. Or would you just keep quiet and listen?
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@dpk262006 (56105)
• Delhi, India
23 Jul 09
Hi there! If I am not a part of the conversation, I normally would not like to intervene, unless both the persons are very well known to me or say are my close friends. If they are stranger, I will skip the scene and prefer that they should sort out the matter themselves. If they are closer to me and are known to me, I make make some humourous comment to lighten up the atmosphere because I believe arguing/fighting is not going to serve any purpose for any of them.
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• United States
23 Jul 09
This sounds like very good logic. Humor is such a blessing and getting people to smile is always good. Appreciate the response.
@dpk262006 (56105)
• Delhi, India
19 Aug 09
Many thanks for the best response dear!!
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• United States
27 Jul 09
I think I would try some other approach like change the subject. Or, just walk away so as to not increase the heated argument with something I might say to fuel the fire.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Changing the subject is a great idea and I agree with that too. I also agree, there is a time to walk away. Appreciate the response.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I avoid heated discussions so if one around me was getting heated I would move on. If I were 'involved' then I would do anything I could to lighten it up and move on. I even do that here at myLot - avoid the heated discussions.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
That is a very good way of looking at things. I agree with you. Appreciate the response.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
22 Jul 09
For the most part I am a very good listener....but if it got to the point where it was very intense I would remind the parties that everyone has a right to their own opinion.....and they do. Just because there are conflicting opinions doesn't mean that anyone is wrong.
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• United States
22 Jul 09
That is a very good answer. That is a very nice way to defuse the stress. Appreciate the response.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
Lucky for me I have always had a way with words and I definately use my sense of humor. Happy to say I have always had a good sense of humor.
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• United States
22 Jul 09
Thhat is a wonderful gift. It is a blessing. Appreciate the response ! I am happy for people who have a way with words.