This is where it goes down, this is the playing field most are unaware of. Emotions or not flow at sit down meals, questions are asked and deals fly or fail here. Opinions are marketed and change ideas are sold with fast loud talk and hard closes.
This is where it pays to be prepared to be a skilled operator in verbal self defense and negotiation. Before setting foot in the board room or the big sales pitch test your skill or ignorance at the dinner table first. Yes it may be your immediate family and/or extended family here however they are not your friends and have their own agenda to push forward, so be ready to use that energy to your advantage.
The take away, you are always at choice.