What do you do when you are contradicted?

United States
April 16, 2007 5:06pm CST
How do you handle someone contradicting what you say. Say you are talking to someone and someone butts in and says what you are saying is completely wrong? What do you do? Have you had something like this ever happen before?:)+
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• United States
17 Apr 07
A lot of the time I will show some interest and say something like "really? I hadn't heard that, what I heard was..." and continue on with what I had been saying to at least get my point across. I don't like to tell people they are wrong when it is obvious that they are convinced they are right and I don't like confrontations so I probably would let it go.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
What if you are talking and they just come out of know where without being invited into the conversation and without really knowing the whole story..then ..what do you do;)?+
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I have had this happen to me and I just ignore them or say "Excuse me, did you say something?" It is annoying when someone butts in on a conversation and says something negative about what you are saying or tries to provoke you. It is okay for people to disagree with your statements but it is how they approach you and their tone and voice and manner which can be annoying. Maybe they do not know what you meant or misunderstood you as well but still I think it is rude for someone to jump in like that without permission.
• United States
16 Apr 07
You are so right..I do try to ignore them if..it's the first time..Sometimes though, there are those who have the habit of doing this. They feel they are the authority of all conversation and then point out their view as though it's the only one and without invitation..I try so hard not to say anything ..I bet steam comes out both ear from all the pressure building up;)+
@waynet (2650)
17 Apr 07
Oh all the time, I just take them down a back alley and kick their head in!! Seriously I just tell them that they are wrong for suggesting such an incoherent rambling of words!
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• United States
18 Apr 07
You are always quite funny Waynet!! I am sorry am late with the response here;) Take care:)+_
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