Present all the accurate facts.
When engaged in a discussion, make sure to state the complete facts without leaving out bits of information that you consider irrelevant. Someone might pick up something you haven’t seen as relevant or can shape a complete perspective based on it.
Detangle the “message” from ‘the messenger.”
When receiving information, don’t disapprove just because you don’t value the person delivering it or another source where it can come from.
Use “and” instead of “but” in your discussion.
Implementing this trick will make you seem more open-minded and less hostile when dealing with an opposing view.
Ask if the person needs advice or they just need someone to vent out to.
Only give them advice if they need it.