A minor argument at work can develop into a messy situation that ultimately has very little to do with a real difference of opinion. You might overreact to something that's said because your feelings are hurt. In fact, your subjectivity could prompt you to respond with an overly emotional defense that throws gasoline onto the smoldering coals of disagreement. Nevertheless, self-awareness is the best preventative medicine for inflammatory remarks. Author Jarod Kintz wrote, "Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure."
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