How Defensive Are You?
In her book, Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, Sharon Ellison estimates that we use 95% of our communications energy being defensive. Indeed, as soon as we feel any threat, either of not getting what we want or of being harmed or put down in some way, we are ready to protect ourselves by being defensive. Imagine how enjoyable our communications could be if we learned how to respond non-defensively and how to avoid provoking defensiveness in others! Take this thriving quiz to see how defensive you tend to be.
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