It is all too easy to use communication to focus attention on ourselves, as if we are always the most important person in the situation. Worse yet, we often use our problems to make demands. If we don’t honor the dignity of others, we risk apathy or resentment. There are many ways to improve, but we can start by refining our words:
To tie in the AMP framework, it is important to respect the autonomy of others. We should also give people the opportunity to use their expertise to offer unexpected ideas. If we push forward with only our own knowledge and creativity, the best solutions will be missed.