Stubborn vs Persistent
December 8, 2010 12:05am CST
Being persistent doesn't mean you're stubborn. Correct me if I'm wrong as few people said I'm stubborn while others said I'm not. I called it as being persistent, since I will insist on my view until someone or something could answer and explain theirs.
8 Dec 10
According to what i think a person who is persistent need not be stubborn.If someone has a particular point to be mad then he/she will try to put it across and will not back out until they are completely convinced that their view is not the correct one. But if a person does not agree to change his point of view even if he knows that he is in the wrong then he will be called as being stubborn or adamant.'Stubborn as a mule' goes the saying.If a mule or a donkey is used to taking a particular path on its usual route,if you try to take it on another route then it will give a stiff resistance.Therefore if you try to convince a stubborn person then he will offer a mule like reaction and stick to his point however hard you may try to convince him.It is useless arguing with such persons because they will never be convinced or shift from the stand that they have taken.It is a waste of time and energy to convince such persons.
8 Dec 10
As far as my knowledge tells me, being "stubborn" is used in the negative sense most of the times. It is used for an irritating habit of someone, though there are exceptions to it. Persistent is used in a positive sense and is usually used as an adjective to describe one's hard working, diligent, never say die nature.
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8 Dec 10
Being stubborn or persistent makes someone annoying, and it is definitly a waste of time and energy to correct someone, it doesn't matter which one you are, you need to learn to listen to what other people say and you won't be called stubborn, or even persistent.