“Why do you always contradict me when I tell a story? Besides you’re wrong!”

"Why not?" — Einstein by Mimi Stuart

Live the Life you Desire

So what I really meant was…

“Now don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story!”

People often like to correct their family members in the middle of their telling a story. Unless the correction is critical to the story and given respectfully, it usually just causes embarrassment and bickering.

So don’t get drawn in. Admit creativity, keep a sense of humor, and calmly continue the story.

by Alison Poulsen, PhD

Read “I can’t stand it when people talk over me.”

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