Are you a giver or are you a taker

@kevin1877uk (36966)
November 28, 2015 2:24pm CST
Are you a giver or are you a taker The world which we live in is a funny old world and so can be said for the people who live in this world. In this world there are two kinds of people. there is the people give so much and don’t take very much in return. Then you get the people who always are willing to take and take and give very little back. I, myself I’m a giver or so I believe. I often giving support to people, trying to help wherever I can. Often going out of my way into things for people then end up not doing my old work. I often get side tracked into help others because I have that feeling I need to help. There are some people do take advantage though, then I get upset for letting myself be used. Which sort of person are you?
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
28 Nov 15
I am a giver and sometimes I get taken by people but now I have come to be more observant of people and what they are saying or what they want from me.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
28 Nov 15
Yeah I know what you need, same here I have to sit back and look at it all.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
28 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk I know it really hurts when you help someone and then find out you have been taken.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
@Marcyaz It sure does, it not nice, been down that road a few times.
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@TRBRocks420 (79393)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Nov 15
I am a giver and, always have been a giver. We got to be careful who we give to though, because there is a lot of takers.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
28 Nov 15
So true there are.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Yes, there are a lot of takers so we do have to be careful.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
@Marcyaz I agree.
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@HazySue (21838)
• United States
28 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk I am a giver. Always have been, always will be. Taking makes me uncomfortable.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
28 Nov 15
Same here.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Taking also makes me uncomfortable.
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
28 Nov 15
Many of us get taken advantage of often, although it does seem a little unfair to classify people into just two such categories. Many people do fall in between and give and take.
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@EddieHands (37823)
• United States
28 Nov 15
I am a taker! I want it all. Big money gold coins, cars, we're probably looking at some nice jewlry here. Bottom line I am here to take what is mine! gimme more!
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Shame on you taking, taking, taking.
@sugartoes (41159)
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Nov 15
@EddieHands I have to say that those that take & never think to return the favor is rude think how you would feel if someone took & never returned the favor back to you I can't handle rude people.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
@sugartoes No they don't, there are many who just take and don't give back in return.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
I think I am both, I am fine with taking when I need but also give as much as I can
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
I totally agree.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk totally random, but how's work going?
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt It's going ok thanks, didn't know there was so much to learn lol
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
28 Nov 15
I don't give excessively, nor do I take much. I definitely don't give to people who's abusing it.
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@sugartoes (41159)
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Nov 15
@Drosophila AMEN to that I'm the same way some people have no respect for others
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
29 Nov 15
@sugartoes Hence the saying, no good deeds went unpunished. it's basically directed at these people. Give freely but wisely.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
I'm glad that you don't. Good saying and true.
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@sugartoes (41159)
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Nov 15
WOW this is a GOOD one I'm a giver myself without any doubts about it. I'll give the shirt off my back to those that ask for it without a thought I might need it I love to help others always have. but like you said there's TAKERS that take take take & never thinking of giving back & that's why I'm pulling back from being such a giving person I've always been in my life sad huh??
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
Sometimes it make you think why do you always do it when you know you'll be taken advantage of. Something it makes you want to just take and never give in return, but I know I could never do that.
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@sugartoes (41159)
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk that's about where I'm at now, I don't waste my time with people any more with all the crap I've been dealt in life. it's pretty cool to not have your phone ring from people calling, do you have this, or can I borrow that. I need this do you have it, I'll pay it back & never see it.
@T_gray (7808)
• Salina, Kansas
16 Jan 16
I am a giver and I most definitely get taken advantage of a lot. I never ask for anything of anyone
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
16 Jan 16
You so much like me in many ways. Yeah got taken advantage of alright more then a few times.
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@T_gray (7808)
• Salina, Kansas
16 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk I can't say no. I have a huge problem with that. Even when I know they are using me. I still can't say no. Even though I am screaming no in my head
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
16 Jan 16
@T_gray I have that problem to too, Saying yes without thinking about it or not knowing I did say yes first place. I agree i come scream at times because it happens why to much. I'm slowly learning to sometime so no but it's very rare i do. I guess i'm always too willing to please people and it backfires on me and end up getting used.
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@gudheart (12746)
29 Nov 15
I am a giver :D I love giving much more than receiving :D
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
I'm the same there :)
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@gudheart (12746)
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk If only there were more people like us then LOOL
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
29 Nov 15
@gudheart Yeah if only that would be nice :)
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@Platespinner (16774)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jan 16
I wonder if a "taker" would even recognize that they are such?
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
16 Jan 16
You have a very good point there and maybe they won't.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk Most of the "takers" that I've known over the years would be the first to claim that they are "givers." I'd like to think that I"m a giver, but how I come across to others probably a more accurate indication of whether I am a giver or a taker than what I say about myself.
• Israel
29 Nov 15
I think I am a giver, but I love getting advices from people. I don't care giving and not getting back nothing in sites like that or to people who need something. But in the love field I have learned it is a big mistake to give without no feedback. It's not bringing an open window to the other side to express himself and it makes him take things for granted. A only giving person must teach himself how to take.
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I think of myself as a giver too.