Stubbornness is not an excuse and, for the life of me, I can’t stand when stubborn adults take pride in getting their way as if they’ve achieved something.So, let’s make a pact to stand up to stubbornness once and for all. And speaking of business, stubbornness in the workforce has two conflicting sides.And as a father of an eight-year-old and four-year-old, I’m earning my parenting stripes on a daily basis.

"If they don't feel heard, they are going to keep talking over you and they'll go on forever," clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior, Ph. Make it clear that you've heard what they have to say, then use that as an opportunity to make your point or move attention away from them.

When talking to someone with a big ego, don't start your sentences with:"I think...""I feel...""I kind of...""I sort of...""I just..."These phrases automatically make you sound like you have less authority, so you're feeding into that person's ego by making it sound like you think your own opinion is less valuable than theirs, says Bonior.

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Page 1 of 2As a parent, handling stubbornness pretty much comes with the territory.

But if you understand that stubborn people are just afraid of bruising their egos and doing something new, you can make them feel more comfortable -- and convince them to see your side of the story.

So how do you deal with a stubborn person without ripping your hair out in the process?

Why is she so blind to other people's points of view? "We have a massively distorted lens when it comes to putting up with people with big egos, so we create a self-fulfilling prophecy where they annoy us because we expected them to annoy us," says Bonior.

Try treating each new interaction like a blank slate.

Never try to imitate something which you are not just for the sake of making your boyfriend happy.