Wait it out.
There is an urge to jump on the first thing someone says that you don’t agree with.
It is a form of control.
You start a power struggle where someone either fights back or gets discouraged.
Either way, you transform the energy from the conversation because you’ve switched the terms. Instead of flow and understanding, it’s war.
When it happens to you, there is an urge to go back on offense to get it back or defensively protect yourself.
Let the conversation sit there for a second. Just listen.
Your patience will guide will the conversation back to flow.
You might even learn something.