Seek first to understand then to be understood – Proverb
No one likes to be judged, including you and me. If you’ve ever had someone make assumptions about you, I’m sure you can understand how frustrating it is. This is why we shouldn’t be quick to judge others. A person’s actions are often based on their life experiences. So, if you are trying to get someone to accept your point of view, you should try to understand theirs first.
When you apply understanding, you build more productive relationships. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.