Jumping To Conclusions

@celticeagle (119157)
Boise, Idaho
June 18, 2017 9:36pm CST
First impressions aren't always good ones. And, sometimes people jump to conclusions. I think this happens a lot online too. You can think you know someone and then they say something that blows you right out of the water. I really think that asking questions is a good idea here. Did you mean this or that? Am I right in surmising that you........? Life goes by so fast now days. Things happen, things are said, etc. But, if you first ask if you are right in what you are thinking, before jumping to conclusions things may go better for all involved. Communication is important.
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@GardenGerty (101693)
• United States
19 Jun 17
I try to ask what people mean, in a non offensive manner.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
That is the way it should be handled.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25838)
• United States
19 Jun 17
Communication is very important in many aspects of life.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Yes, it really is.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jun 17
this can be even harder online, since we cannot hear tone, see body language (perhaps a good lesson in what it's like to have one of various that messes with one's ability to understand said things like autism or asperghers)
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Yes, that's very true. And with my sarcastic sense of humor I tend to get myself in trouble. I've called a b!tch more than once.
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@SonjaRae (4804)
• United States
19 Jun 17
@celticeagle YOU TOO?
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
@SonjaRae ......Oh, ya.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
19 Jun 17
It is sometimes hard to know what someone is saying if you cannot see their face. I would rather as politely what they meant before jumping to the conclusion. Many times it is just that they stated something in a way that is not clear to me.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Yes, or made a writing error.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
19 Jun 17
@celticeagle a writing error is entirely possible,. I make a lot of them.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
@HazySue .....I do too. I even read it over before I post.
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jun 17
Yes, communication is important. I tend to ask if a person really meant what they said the way they said it.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Yes, sometimes a error can turn a positive phrase all negative.
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jun 17
@celticeagle Yes it can.
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@sallypup (27984)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Jun 17
Agreed. Now what are you itching to ask me?
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@SonjaRae (4804)
• United States
19 Jun 17
LOL @itching to ask
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
It was that thing last month. Your answer seemed so.......?! LOL
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
19 Jun 17
Yes. Why jump to a conclusion when it is easy to ask.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
And if the other person isn't forthcoming I think a person should probably just walk away.
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@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
19 Jun 17
Especially in online communication so much can be misinterpreted Just need to stop and listen before responding
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
I try to live by the golden rule and also try to see both sides.
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• United States
19 Jun 17
Sometimes I write a response and have to rewrite it because it doesn't look like it should sound. I guess it depends on the mood I am in. Or if the voices are scrambling my thoughts. LOL.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Moods does have a lot to do with it doesn't it?
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• Preston, England
19 Jun 17
people put out false and misleading impressions so appearances can always be deceptive
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Isn't that the truth?
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• United States
19 Jun 17
'jumping to a conclusion' is human nature
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
It sure is.
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@prashu228 (25589)
• India
19 Jun 17
I ask ,if I did not understand anything ,or which is not familiar to me. But I agree people like to jump to conclusions without knowing anything
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Language barriers can be an issue too.
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@josie_ (7409)
• Philippines
19 Jun 17
We are often guilty of stereotyping people we meet for the first time. Online we form conclusions base on what they write and the opinions they express. Both situation do not give an accurate account of what the person is really like. Only time and further interaction can do that.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
And from what we think they are trying to say. TIme is important.
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@andriaperry (56351)
• United States
19 Jun 17
Yes ask, I ask but usually no one comes back to se what was said, or asked.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
That's a problem.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Jun 17
I pretty much take people at the words that they write. Words have meaning and should be chosen carefully to avoid being misunderstood.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
So true. One reason I am so against all the abbreviations used now days.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 17
I gave odreg asked questions of a mylotter t so I would not make some mean error
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
That is good.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
19 Jun 17
That is so true. That seems to be the main reason why so many relationships fail. Communication has to be alive and well and working every day.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jun 17
Yes, that an listening.
@SonjaRae (4804)
• United States
19 Jun 17
Communication is the KEY to all relationships! Love this post!
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 17
Key it is.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
19 Jun 17
People share a lot of themselves here on MyLot, but there is no way to truly know someone. When someone says something that surprises me, I file it away and keep on reading.
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