Strategy: Use humor (with care)
Minimize the sting of your disapproval. Phrase your concern in a way that the
offending person will be able to hear it without getting defensive.
- Situation #1
makes an off-color joke (e.g. involving an offensive stereotype) at a
Response: “I’d be looking putting
on your body armor if I were you. You may find yourself on the receiving
end of some pointed barbs after that remark.”
- Situation #4
hear a fan at an athletic event make a cruel remark about someone
on the opposing team, who seemed to overhear it.
she looks pretty tough, and you might want to start to look for
the exits if she and some of her teammates start heading in this
Strategy List | Situation