So, there is a really thin line between “telling it like it is” and just being an entirely negative person. I am a complainer about some real button pushers, so some may seem me as negative, but I am more outspoken/opinionated because I am affected by it, not just looking for a reason to be angry. A lot happens for me to get to that point, most of the time. I think about it from different angles, try to think of how I would feel if I were in that position or in a certain circumstance, in essence, I have empathy. So I am a “tell it like it is” kinda gal. But button pushers (topics I will go off about), may paint me as negative. It is more like passion and taking a stance. Here are some:
Passive Aggressive Folks (Cowards)
I cannot hold back if someone is in one of the above categories and I happen to hear them at an event or in a situation where I am in close proximity and they are being unkind or offensive. It is not like I think I am Wonderwoman or any thing like that. But I do feel this gnawing at my soul to speak out on wrongs or mistruths, I just can’t keep mum. But that does not make me negative! I keep it real and people these days can not handle the truth!
And since the D.C. area is the over privileged/passive aggressive capitol of the world, going places can be frustrating. It is like people feel that they have the right to behave inapropriately. And in the last 10 years it has increased 10 fold. People are so used to social media interactions, that a lot of face to face situations suffer as a result. One cannot be the same jerk in person as they are online. Well they can, but people like me will check them, in a big way.
So people who see those like myself as negative, either do not like to be called out or are guilty of wrongdoing themselves. Many have clearly not found their backbone, know it exists or do not know how to use it, or just float through life in their bubble, blissfully unaware. Maybe that is not a bad thing???
Which one are you? Cup half empty? Half full? Or like me, knows that there is indeed a cup but cannot determine if it is good or bad until there is more context? This is kind of tongue-in-cheek writing today, but I guess snowflake personalities and I do not clash.
What are some button pushers that do not bring the best out in you or may make you seem negative?
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