This might be silly but I'm confused... What's your take on this?

@Ricko82 (585)
Philippines
September 8, 2007 1:15am CST
If you don't like a person, does it mean automatically that you hate him/her? Do you think there is a find line between liking a person and hating him/her? I mean, I'm confused when I hear somebody say, "...I dont't like him/her, but I don't hate him/her either." I thought that it's either or. What's your take on this?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Not liking a person isn't as strong as hating. Hating has a passion to it that just not liking something doesn't. I had a person that gave me a lot of grief years ago, but I didn't hate her, mostly I felt sorry for her. I did as my supervisor to stop her from doing negative things, she was making my life difficult. So, I can understand not hating a person you don't like, you just can't get that enthused about them. Don't waste your energies on hate. If you find someone that you just can't seem to like, for watever reason, just avoid them so you don't have to find out if you hate them.
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
9 Sep 07
Good point...
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
Dislike isnt the same as abhorrence. When you dislike a person, it only means, you are not comfortable with her. She doesnt, act think, appear like the way that would be comfortable to you. But tat doesnt mean you hate her. Hate is definitely more intense than dislike. I could still be nice with a person I dislike but when I hate a person, I can't even be too civil.
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
Yeah, I kinda forgot that their is such a word as dislike po... LOLz...
@nannacroc (4049)
8 Sep 07
Hate is a very strong emotion and you can dislike someone without hating them. You can also like a person but hate something they do. Hate is a very negative feeling which often hurts the hater more than the hated, dislike is not such a strong emotion.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
9 Sep 07
I agree, hate does hurt the hater more than the hated. Luckily I don't hold grudge against anyone. Hate consumes the soul and blackens the heart.
@hailie17 (448)
8 Sep 07
I think hate is a very strong word and should only be used in extreme circumstances. There are a few people i dislike but i don't think i hate anyone. Hate takes too much effort!
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
I congratulate you for having no hatred in your heart. It's really a challenge to avoid the feeling of hate when you feel really, really angry towards a person.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
9 Sep 07
This is not an answer that can be answered with one simple question. Really it's an opinion of sorts. Some people believe "hate" is such a strong word that you would never hate anyone. I dislike a lot of people. But admittingly there are very few people that I hate. I think there is a huge difference between hating someone and disliking someone. To know the answer to your question... you have to decide what your feelings on hatred are for yourself.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
9 Sep 07
If it's confusing for you, then it must be easy to make you hate someone. All it takes is anything that makes you dislike the person, then you will hate this person too. I'm sure now you understand the difference.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 Sep 07
Personally, I feel that When you don't like a person, it doesn't automatically mean that you hate the person. Don't like and hate are 2 different emotions, just like you like a person but not love the person. There could be this chemistry element that you might not like the person because of his physical looks, habits, behaviour. When it comes to hating, the emotions are involved and likely you tend to hate a person only after you have been hurt. There is no reason to hate the person just because you don't like the look of him.
• Hong Kong
9 Sep 07
I don't think it's the same! For me, if I don't like a person, I don't like him or her. But it takes a lot more for me to hate her. I can dislike his/ her personalities or some of the things he/ she does annoy me. It would take me a lot more to hate a person.