Here's a quick tip to improve your relationships, inspired by the work of Marshall Rosenberg—author of Nonviolent Communication.
The next time that somebody annoys, perplexes or frustrates you, pause and say to yourself: “Hmm, this person is just trying to get a need met. I wonder what it is they need right now?”
This simple question helps you to shift from judgment to curiosity.
And that curiosity opens up the possibility for compassion.