The LAPP Technique

Oct 26, 2022
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This week, the 2 Minute Tip is exploring ways to discuss different political opinions with people from the other side of the aisle. We’re following the lead of Braver Angels, an organization working to depolarize America.

In the conversations they facilitate between people with differing political beliefs, they use the LAPP Technique:

Listen to understand, not reload
Acknowledge what you heard
Pivot by assessing whether it’s OK to offer your views
Offer your Perspective, rather than the position that “they’re wrong.”

Braver Angels enters these conversations from the understanding that we’re all Americans, and like any family, we have our differences.

Tomorrow, we’ll learn another Braver Angel suggestion on how to talk to anybody.


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