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What character trait do you most despise in people

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by munchausen, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    I had this discussion with a friend this morning. I think for me it's hypocrisy. I find it more irksome even than malevolence or dishonesty. Maybe because it's so prevalent.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    people who have a complete lack of ability to understand reality. these people seem to be about half of my customers. it makes me nauseous and makes my blood boil.
     
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    Need to share one's opinions.
     
  5. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Need to share one's opinions.
    [​IMG] Unless you're burning me here, then I think I know what you're talking about. I was thinking the other day about people (usually young women) whose explanation of why they throw out unmotivated insults at people is that "I'm just too honest". As if it was dishonest to withhold your opinion when it isn't asked for.
     
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    Need to share one's opinions.

    i will asume this is a joke.
     
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    Inability to logically and critically think and the principal refusal to listen to advice, sticking to your guns no matter what.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Unless you're burning me here, then I think I know what you're talking about. I was thinking the other day about people (usually young women) whose explanation of why they throw out unmotivated insults at people is that "I'm just too honest". As if it was dishonest to withhold your opinion when it isn't asked for.


    I got all meta on you there.
     
  9. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Oh, well consider me zinged
     
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    Actually I wasn't out to zing you, though I had no intention of posting seriously in this thread.

    Maybe I am just cranky this afternoon but when most people say what's on their mind, the only thing that keeps me from just walking away out of boredom and disgust is politeness.
     
  11. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Need to share one's opinions.

    I see what you did there and I thought it brilliant and funny.

    ...

    hmmm, me? I think hypocrisy is right up there, but I think that laziness - particularly the uncritical, blindly accepting of everything just because it's less work to question than to just 'go along', really gets me bent out of shape - particularly when combined with arrogance.

    Note: I can sometimes be accused of intellectual laziness, but I'm working on it.
     
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    People with no ambition really get me, they just seem to expect everything to be right for them and everything to fall into place with no work on their part.
     
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    Unearned entitlement.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ego and negativity are close seconds btw
     
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    People with no ambition really get me, they just seem to expect everything to be right for them and everything to fall into place with no work on their part.

    Well, I think get what you're trying to say...
    You're probably describing people who naively believe that things will 'work out' without any real planning and effort. They just expect going through the motions and being aimless in life that they'll still get there (wherever that place may be).

    I wouldn't particularly consider possessing ambition and 'things falling into place' mutually exclusive. People can be very ambitious, and actually expect to have things fall into place at the same time. Usually for those who work out this way, they have the background, watchful planning in advance, and possibly strokes of various luck/chance to err in their favor.

    It depends what particular type of ambition you're talking about, as the word can be rather nebulous.
     
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    Piety.

    Seriously, if you believe something stupid, don't make a show of it. We're not impressed.
     
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    Incessant worrying and/or nitpicking with little productivity to come from it.

    I'm sometimes marginally guilty myself, working on it.. [​IMG]
     
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    Incessant worrying over nothing

    Yes. This is a notorious trait, I've found.
     

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