Being vocal, opinionated, and truthful aren't terrible attributes to have. But honesty, especially too much of it, has a habit of rubbing people the wrong way. For example, an honest-to-a-fault person may accidentally come across as harsh to others who don't know them well. Or, if they are careless with their words, they could hurt someone's feelings by saying something mean or false about them.
In today's world, where keeping quiet is sometimes seen as a sign of weakness, being honest can be highly detrimental to your success. Especially if you are working in a field like politics or journalism, where being honest doesn't always win you friends.
The more you are seen as trustworthy and loyal, the better it is for your career progression. So, for example, an honest employee will usually get promoted over a liar every time. This is because other people will assume that you must be doing a good job, which is the only reason anyone would ever promote you. As a result, being honest is also very useful when looking for a job, as employers want people who are reliable and won't lie about themselves.
Of course, there are times when being honest isn't ideal. If you are in a relationship with another person, for example, then telling them something you know they wouldn't like to hear can cause problems.
Individuals who are outspoken and tactless prioritize the need to be honest about how they feel over sacrificing their beliefs in order to get along with others. They are more concerned with "being genuine to themselves" than with making others feel at ease. For example, an outspoken person might tell you that they like the movie you want to see even though they really don't like it, so that you will not feel bad for them if they get upset by something else later on.
Sometimes this characteristic is taken to an extreme where everyone feels uncomfortable around them because they say what's on their mind even if it isn't socially appropriate. In these cases, they may need to be restrained or sent away from people to avoid causing discomfort to those around them.
Being outspoken is useful when trying to communicate important information to other people. Since this type of individual does not care who they hurt by saying what's on their mind, they are effective at getting their points across.
However, being cautious not to hurt others' feelings is also important for successful interpersonal relationships. People need to feel comfortable sharing their ideas and opinions with others, otherwise no conversation or interaction will take place. If someone is unable to keep certain thoughts to themselves, then they should try to change their behavior before having a problem interacting with others.
Is being vocal a flaw? "No," is the short response. Being vocal is a wonderful characteristic that many people respect, in my opinion. If someone is continually demanding attention or a platform and does not give others the opportunity to be vocal or speak up, this may be viewed as unfriendly and negative. However, being vocal about goodness knows what can be seen as obnoxious.
Vocal people are not disliked per se, but they might put others off by shouting themseves down. Some good things to say (or not say) are appreciated by everyone. Too much of anything is bad though; be careful not to come across as offensive or arrogant if you want people to like you.
Why are some individuals put off by persons who are bold, outspoken, no-nonsense, and/or honest? It's because of how what's being stated is presented. While a person may be truthful in what they say, if they say it in a very direct manner, it is easy for someone to become enraged.
For example, let's say I tell you that your new shirt makes you look fat. Would you like me to say it softly? No, because then it would not hurt your feelings. However, if I said it loudly and aggressively, then that would get your attention. Perhaps then you would listen when I say that your shirt makes you look fat.
People are just offended by direct speech. It is simply how humans work. We need to be told things directly, with clarity and honesty. Otherwise, we have no way of knowing what is going on or how to react appropriately.
As children, we learned through experience that people do not like to be confronted with the truth. Therefore, unless you want to get yelled at or given a reason to feel bad about yourself, it is best to keep certain comments to yourself.
However, this does not mean that you should never speak up. If you have something to say, then by all means, say it! The only way to make changes in life is to take action and be willing to face rejection.
No, there is nothing wrong with having a solemn demeanor. It is beneficial in a variety of situations. There is, however, such a thing as being too frank to the point of being tactless. It's crass and, in many circumstances, demonstrates emotional incompetence at best or callousness at worst. Serious people avoid such pitfalls by keeping their true feelings under control. They learn to mask their emotions so that others won't feel threatened by them.
The English language doesn't have any direct words for "serious" and "serious person". We make do with adjectives such as "serious", "important", "grave", and nouns such as "meeting" and "issue". People who are "serious about" something are really focusing on it; they give it their full attention. To be "serious about" something is to take it very seriously, to know it well. So, a "serious person" is one who knows what he or she wants and goes after it with all his or her heart and mind.
There are two ways we can interpret this sentence: as either an adjective or a noun. If we read it as an adjective, we can say that someone/something is "not serious" if they aren't taking their task or matter seriously. If we read it as a noun, then we can say that someone is not serious if they don't want to devote themselves to the task or issue at hand.
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Being a passive-aggressive person does not imply that you are a horrible person. According to psychotherapist Tina Gilbertson, LPC, author of Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings, it's "a method we utilize when we think we don't deserve to speak our views or when we're frightened to be honest and open." In other words, being passive-aggressive is like putting your head in the sand--it may be uncomfortable to deal with certain issues, but it's more comfortable than facing them head-on.
Here are some examples of how being passive-aggressive can be used as a defense mechanism:
• If you feel you cannot express yourself openly for fear of what others might think or say about you- You know what they say about those who keep silence? They probably have something to hide!
• If you want to show someone up without actually saying anything negative about them- Use phrases such as "I don't see why you get so upset about that," or "You always overreact to things." This will make the other person feel bad without you having to say anything directly negative about them.
• If you want to avoid dealing with an issue entirely- Simply put, if you do not communicate your feelings to another person, you do not have to face your own problems or difficulties. - If you believe there is no point in talking about your concerns or fears because nothing will change, then speaking honestly would be pointless.