Comment: The way to tell the difference...

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The way to tell the difference...

The way to tell the difference between someone who honestly doesn't agree with your information, and someone who is resisting facts based on cognitive dissonance is whether or not they are open to hearing new information or not.

That is- if you can maintain calm and positivity, and come from a happy place, and just explain yourself rationally, will they hear anything you are saying?

If they do, and still don't agree, then you have two rational people sorting out opinions from facts.

If you do all that, and the person still just viamately does not hear rational statements you are making, they are most likely resisting due to cognitive dissonance.

Sincerely,
Ray Powell
Founder, Hacking For Change
Head Geek, Startbutton.com