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    Tact

    Tact is handling any situation so that both parties are not offended, but the solution is seen by both. Being tactful requires much self-control.

    When an aggressive person approaches and demands certain things from us, our defenses and fight mode pop up. The self-control is important now. We should switch our thinking from get out of my face to how can we accommodate their request the most efficiently. We are being deliberate in fighting our natural tendency to getting along without hurting their feeling while not going against our own standard.

    When a thoughtless person comes up and asks us a personal even possibly embarrassing question, we immediately want to release our hurt feelings. Again, practice self-control and aim at listening to hear what is on their mind. Doing this, we can get them on their way sooner while preserving their ego. The gigantic effort will be to not talk, but listen. Easier said than done, but it can be done with practice.

    Successful people continuously practice being tactful in all situations.

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