Are you "direct"
April 17, 2021 9:02am CST
I have been called "direct." I know what it means, I know it's not a compliment. But quite frankly I don't care. I won't stand for any nonsense. And that's not a criminal offense. Are you "direct" in the way you speak? Does it go down well with others?
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If by 'direct' you mean 'honest, forthright', then I like directness, and respect it. If, however, 'direct' is a means to excuse rudeness or discourtesy, then no, I don't like it. When speaking, I like this maxim: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? or, is it done kindly (because sometimes, truth can be uncomfortable or even painful)
There has been times I have maybe made someone uncomfortable or rubbed them the wrong way because of being direct. I don't think there is anything wrong with being direct. It has its benefits of always letting people know how you feel as not to let anyone walk all over you. I guess sometimes you have to be careful and think about how to say things before saying them.
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Oh, yeah! I am very direct. Most people can handle it, and some people can't. But, I find that is only because they don't know the difference between blunt, brusque, curt, terse, rude, concise, pithy, succinct, gruff, frank, etc. Some people even think if someone projects her voice and enunciates, she is yelling. Those are the kind of people we call "snowflakes."