What They Said: Marshall Rosenberg

The Founder Of Non-Violent Communication On Why Praise And Compliments Are Part And Parcel Of "Violence"

“Perhaps you are surprised that I regard praise and compliments to be life-alienating. Notice, however, that appreciation expressed in this form reveals little of what’s going on in the speaker; it establishes the speaker as someone who sits in judgment. I define judgments—both positive and negative—as life-alienating communication.”

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life