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Think Like A Lawyer ; Don’t Act Like One – SEE THE MONKEY INSIDE

How do you handle a conflict with a guy who is extremely unreasonable? He claims he is right, but he’s unquestionably wrong. He simply wants to win, to triumph. Typical alpha-male behavior. Many would react by trying to justify his conduct. However, there is no justification. But there is an explanation. Primatologist Frans de Waal has written a lot about what drives chimps, our close primate cousins. The alpha male is driven mostly by domination. Of course, he also wants the perks that come with being the boss: the tastiest food and most attractive females. So, forget justification. Just identify your opponent’s alpha make driver, and you have the key to solving your conflict.

Source: Aernoud Bourdrez

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