Daily Prompt – Showdown at Big Sky

How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach?

I’m one of those people whose bark is worse than their bite… I tend to talk a big game, but don’t necessarily have the follow-through to back it up.

If anything, I’m more like a pussycat – I avoid conflict as much as humanly possible, because I can’t handle it too well… unless I’m pretty pissed off about something and ready to tear into somebody that I don’t necessarily know… then I’ll tear them to shreds.

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Daily Prompt: Careless Whisper

It happens: sometimes that filter in our head bursts and we say too much of what we’re thinking and someone gets hurt. Tell us about a time you or someone you know said something that they immediately regretted.

I tend to do this all the time.

Well, not stuff that I regret, but stuff that I say in the heat of the moment. Moreso if I’m having an argument. Then I’m going in for a take-down, and will say anything that will cut like a knife. That’s just how I roll. You wanna start with me, I’ll go straight for the throat.

However, what the problem with that is, is that I will say something that I don’t necessarily mean in the heat of the moment, and even as I’m saying, I’m realising that I really shouldn’t be saying it, because it’s gonna get ugly really quickly!

The problem I face with this is that people having the fight / argument / disagreement (whatever) with me, take everything I say so literally, and end up being incredibly offended because they’re so so sensitive. Then I find myself getting even angrier with them simply because they’re being so sensitive, and I find it to be quite ridiculous… probably because I’m so full of rage at that moment.

It doesn’t make sense to me, so I don’t expect it to make sense to you either.

The rest of the time, I don’t really have much of a filter. Well, not when it comes to swearing. But telling people what I really think of them.. ooh lordy, that’s not going to happen. Case in point, I recently had to fill out a survey regarding a co-worker, and I was completely honest in my feedback. Hulk had a look at it before I sent it, and even he thought that it was just too honest… like, I’m talking BRUTALLY honest, and ended up helping me re-write it to still manage to get my point across without actually tearing them to pieces. I don’t seem to be able to do that. Even with my words, when I’m writing, I don’t have a filter.

I think I have a problem. Perhaps you should consider this a warning…?

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Feb 4: Others Perspective

Do you think it’s possible to ever truly see the world from another person’s perspective, or are we held so tightly to our own way of viewing the world?

I don’t think that everybody can see an argument from both sides of the fence. I feel as though that’s an ability only held by certain people. I feel like I’m one of those people. Yes, I have the ability to see another persons perspective, but it might take a bit of explaining for me to do so.

I will openly admit that when I have an opinion of something, then I find that I get cemented in that opinion, and refuse to listen to any others that might contradict, or go against whatever ideal I might be in support of. However, once I come back down to earth and stop acting like a dickhead, I will welcome somebody to explain their viewpoint. I might not necessarily agree with what they’re saying; I will probably more than likely cement myself in my opinion even further and try to explain that to them instead – especially if their argument is something that seems to be quite closed or narrow-minded.

Usually, this leads to further discussions, or in my case, arguments, but although I’m more than aware that everybody is entitled to their opinion, I keep expecting them to have my opinion. So naturally, when they don’t, I can find myself in a heated debate / argument with them about it.That’s usually when I get to a point where I simply cannot talk any sense into them and walk away from the conversation.