Dear Heavenly Father, In moments of frustration, we come before you seeking guidance and patience as we navigate the challenging waters of working with individuals who possess the remarkable ability to deflect and deny. We ask for strength as we engage with those who disregard information, twist facts, and resist reason. Grant us the wisdom to approach conversations with grace and humility, even when faced with bold-faced lies and unwavering assertions. Help us to respond with a spirit of understanding, and may we hold onto our principles of ethics and decency, even in the face of disingenuous behavior. Just as you show us boundless patience and compassion, let us extend the same to those who resist accepting the truth. May we be a beacon of reason and understanding in a world of absolutes, standing firm in our commitment to facts and evidence. In the midst of these challenges, may we find moments of lightness and humor to uplift our spirits. Help us maintain our patience and keep our hearts open to the possibility of change, even in the most resistant individuals. Guide us, Heavenly Father, as we strive to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with deflection and acceptance. May our interactions be marked by genuine insights and positive progress, and may we be a source of positive influence in the face of negativity. We ask for your wisdom, your patience, and your grace as we continue on this journey. Amen

Today, I’d like to discuss a rather challenging situation many of us have encountered at some point in our lives – working with someone who seems to have perfected the art of deflection and acceptance avoidance. You know the type I’m talking about – they possess an uncanny ability to ignore information, twist facts, and completely disregard rational thinking.

It’s like trying to have a conversation with a brick wall, but with less chance of the brick wall misrepresenting your words later. This person operates in a world of absolutes – everything is either black or white, right or wrong, fact or fiction. They confidently assert their opinions as if they were universally accepted truths, without a hint of hesitation. It’s almost impressive how they manage to maintain this bold-faced level of denial.

Engaging in a discussion with them often feels like being in a kangaroo court, with them as the judge, jury, and executioner. They assume the worst of your intentions, condemn your ideas before giving them a fair chance, and mercilessly attack anything that doesn’t align with their preconceived notions.

Their behavior can only be described as disingenuous. It’s like they’ve already made up their mind before any conversation even begins. Grace seems to be a foreign concept to them, and their lack of ethical and decent behavior is simply disgraceful.

So, how do you deal with such a person? Well, it’s a delicate dance. First, approach conversations with patience and humility. Remember, you’re dealing with someone who’s stuck in their own echo chamber, and breaking through will take time. It’s like trying to teach a cat to fetch – not impossible, but definitely challenging.

When responding to their outlandish claims, focus on facts, data, and evidence. Gently guide them toward reason, but be prepared for resistance. It’s a bit like trying to convince your GPS that it’s wrong – it might recalculate, but it won’t admit its mistake.

Now, let’s put this in simpler terms. Imagine you’re trying to convince a stubborn robot that the sky is blue. No matter how many times you show it the sky, it insists the color is green. It’s like arguing with a glitchy AI from a 90s sci-fi movie.

And now for some light-hearted tips:

• Keep your sense of humor intact. Laughing at the absurdity can help you maintain your sanity.

• Practice your patience muscles. You’re in for a workout.

• Embrace the “agree to disagree” philosophy. It’s okay not to see eye to eye on everything.

• Develop a mental shield against their combative nature. Think of it as your personal anti-negativity force field.

In conclusion, dealing with someone who’s an expert in deflection and acceptance avoidance might seem like a mission impossible, but it’s a challenge worth tackling. Just remember, you’re the rational one here. You’re the voice of reason in a sea of unfounded claims. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll be the one to finally convince that robot that the sky is, indeed, blue.

Like my mom says, God bless them, and I pray your conversations be full of genuine insights and far fewer facepalms.

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