GIVE is used when the priority within an interpersonal interaction is on Relationship Effectiveness i.e. maintaining the relationship.
The GIVE Skill is usually used in conjunction with the DEARMANskill when trying to be effective both in one’s Objectives Effectiveness and Relationship Effectivess simultaneously. Here the combined skills may be referred to as DEARMAN-GIVE. In my opinion GIVE can be used on its own as well within any interpersonal interaction in which the relationship is important to you.
The acronym GIVE stands for:
- (be) Gentle – quite simply, this reminds us to be gentle, kind and respectful in how we approach the other person. It consists of 3 main aspects:
No attacks: try to stay away from blaming…
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