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Maintain your self-control, use silence, and manage discomfort

This competitive behavior might be regarded as unacceptable in many relationships, but when you are trying to move the other person’s position, self-control and silence are the most powerful of behaviors to conduct.

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Actually I have personal cases when maintaining silence worked perfectly to my advantage.