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16-10-2013 23:34 #41
17-10-2013 07:44 #42
Not at all - to be honest it's never crossed my mind.
There are times when I'll be careful with wording, or when it doesn't seem worth the effort to express my opinion, but if I actually want to say something then I will.
17-10-2013 07:56 #43
I wouldn't say I'm a sugar coater, but I would like to think I'm considerate of other people's feelings which means my responses are usually less blunt than others.
I just try to be honest in my posts. I think you can make your point without being really harsh or hurtful.
I don't post in a lot of the very heated threads. I do read along with my popcorn though, occasionally saying out loud to myself "OH NO SHE DI-N'T!".
17-10-2013 08:00 #44
See, the people I know irl who proudly proclaim not to sugar coat anything are some of the rudest people I've ever met. I think it's totally possible to be opinionated and say exactly what you think without being offensive. There are quite a few hubbers that achieve that very, very well (Lambjam, FL, ZE, Sassy, Boobycino, Atropos etc spring to mind). So maybe my association with 'sugar coating' or lack of is a negative one given my experiences in real life.
As for me, I like to be honest but I try to consider my experience/lack of in any situation before commenting, and I am always willing to admit if I'm wrong.
17-10-2013 08:06 #45
No I dont sugar coat anything. But at times I choose not to comment at all because my opinion may upset the OP.
17-10-2013 08:12 #46
17-10-2013 08:17 #47
Personally I have no empathy for racists or sexist posts. So I have to be very careful what I say.
I still am very clear about my opinion though.
And lol @Zombie_eyes you Funneh
17-10-2013 08:27 #48
17-10-2013 08:37 #49
Iam always conscious of presenting my opinion in a respectful, kind and compassionate manner. I feel like my opinion is better received and taken more seriously if it's presented this way. That's just who I am.... I don't see the point in being rude or confrontational especially if the point of my input is to be heard and listened too. No one listens when opinions are presented in an aggressive and confrontational manner. People are more likely to listen if its respectful... Simple really
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I don't think I sugar coat, but I do try my best to keep in mind how my words can affect others. I feel sometimes I am pushed into saying things I don't mean and don't even believe by non-sugar coaters though. I've come across a few of these people IRL and they aren't very likeable and I think it would be a pretty nasty world to live in if conversations went something along the lines of "does my bum look big in this?" "well yes it does, your head is horrible too..put a bag over your face to save the rest of us from looking at it". It's just not necessary.
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