s because I dont tend to get emotional in conversations with people other than my true friends, but I have a tendency to look for the message behind the words, and I get tired of people`s broken records real quick.
For example, let`s say Jane Doe hates people from XYZ country, and you can be sure every time XYZ is mentionned in a conversation, she will let her biased opinion out. Not that she wants to add anything to the conversation. She just wants to use the topic to make sure everyone knows her opinion.
(And I won
t even talk about the cases where such people actively seek this kind of reaction when they break a silence period just to start complaining just and draw people into theirvictim` trap.)
After a while, it gets boring, in a push-button way. Mention XYZ - Get anti-XYZ answer. Really boring.
On the one hand, one has to be polite and respect others as they are, prejudices and biases included. On the other hand, one does not have the obligation to be a conversational masochist.
Other than change the subject, what tactics would you use in such situations? (Of course, I am talking about people who
express themselves in this emotional push-button way and whom you will most probably never change their opinion anyway, since they are stuck behind that impenetrable wall of self-interest.)