reading the recommented book - how to win friends and influence people.
Why in the world should you need
to win friends, and need
to influence others?
It seems to me that the source of the author is not pure and sincere. It's pure manipulation imo.
it is written that people get insulted when you doubt in their statement.
It's only a statement in the mind of the author. If somebody tells you something and you don't agree with that, well you can place your opinion against it. As always, the tone is making the music.
It has everything to do with the fact that most people have struggles with saying: "well maybe you are right, and I may be wrong". Their self-esteem is connected to their (level of) knowlegde, which of course is bull sh#t.
Ok, now what to do in that situation? First thing comes to mind - do not even say that you doubt. The problem is, maybe you would not doubt if you get more arguments which make sense to you. But how to get more arguments wihtout affecting his ego?
Do something that most people are not
Ask for information. Ask, ask, ask.
Another case - he just does not have good enough arguments for you to believe, besides saying he is more experienced, just believe in him. For me, the logical person, its hard to believe when you do not see the clear logic.
Most people are not transparent and insecure. They have such behavior. Or they just are not able to explain there statement further.
What to do in that situation when you doubt?
What actually is wrong in your opinion with doubting?