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The Primary Pattern of RCD

RCD participants agree to abide by three directives contained within what is called the “Primary Pattern of RCD”.  

They are presented below in no particular order of importance.


Participants do their best to inhibit any desire to change each other’s minds.


Participants fully commit to trying their best to see the disagreement from the perspective of the other participant.


Participants discourse with, or as if they have, a sincere intention to adopt the opposing point of view if they become convinced it reflects a clearer understanding of the topic.

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