Learning styles, and the fallibility of grown ups - Sally's Journal
Learning styles, and the fallibility of grown ups|
I've been pondering over this some more. I don't think I'm trying to recommend pretending to be certain when you're not (although I guess that can be useful in some cases).
I think what I'm trying to say is that it sounds as though you are under-representing your level of certainty, and $other_person is over-representing theirs, and this is where the imbalance comes in. You can't do anything to change the way $other_person presents their level of certainty, or at least not without some seriously awkward conversations, but what you *can* do is a) realise that they are over-representing themselves and b) try harder to accurately represent your own level of certainty. I don't see that as a matter of swallowing principles or pretending to be certain when you're not, personally...