Are you "direct"

United Kingdom
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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@RebeccasFarm (29871)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Apr
Yes very and people find it very annoying.
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
I think it's because they know you won't stand for their BS.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Apr
@Lindalahughes Yes I wonder why they think anyone would
@MALUSE (65545)
• Germany
17 Apr
I'm also rather direct but live now in a part of Germany where this is not much appreciated. Here people are more roundabout and indirect which I don't like at all.
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
It's frustrating and time-consuming when people act that way.
@Janet357 (72318)
17 Apr
Yes I am. If people don't like it then it is their problem.
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
It certainly is.
@Shxrubia (2713)
• Indonesia
17 Apr
Not really, I would only speak frankly if I thought it was necessary. Because sometimes the honest words we speak can cause hurt.
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
That's fair, I'm not talking about blunt or rudeness. Just direct and forthrightness.
@m_audrey6788 (41999)
• Germany
17 Apr
Well. It depends on the person I`m talking to. If the person wants me to directly tell what I think of. Then, I will tell it but if not. Then, I`ll stay away simply telling to that person that I don`t like that kind of way
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
As you say, your approach needs to depend on the person.
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• Germany
17 Apr
@sulynsi (2984)
• Canada
17 Apr
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)
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• United Kingdom
17 Apr
I'm not rude, I can't stand rudeness. But I'm a firm believer in not beating around the bush. If you have something to say then say it.
@Rashnag (11501)
• Thane, India
19 Apr
I am but at same time I am not rude. Have a good day. Take care
@Fa_Maverick (6605)
• Australia
19 Apr
Eh comes and it goes for me really.
@Hannihar (113509)
• Israel
18 Apr
@Lindalahughes There is nothing wrong with being direct. That is who you are. There are those that like directness and others that do not. I am an honest person that does not like games.
@tbragg83 (11)
17 Apr
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.
17 Apr
I do think that being direct is good
@CarolDM (131441)
• United States
17 Apr
Usually I am, depends on the person.
@gamayngbaki (1387)
• Cebu, Philippines
17 Apr
It is good to be direct but there are times also when diplomacy is necessary.
• Shenzhen, China
17 Apr
most of time, i speak frankly.but as for some special condition,i will think it over.because truth is unbearable and cruel for some condition.sometimes,white lies is better than directness.
@Chellezhere (5413)
• United States
17 Apr
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."