I am not a very shy person when I’m irked or feel strongly about something. It is not because I am argumentative but I just feel that people are entitled to their own sets of emotions and mindset (INCLUDING ME…and well, you too) and a clash is sometimes unavoidable.
So, when something is wrong, I need to get it out. If it doesn’t come out, then it’s just going to end up as a blog post. =)
I’m good for debates. I don’t mind if our ideas aren’t exactly the same or that you feel that I am stupid (and you would sometimes be right) but I can’t argue with someone when:-
- The person thinks that he/she is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. No two ways about it.
- The person clams up. Like…harlowwwww?????!! Am I THAT scary? (Oh, shuddup)
- The person gets violently angry…like ready to make mince meat out of me kinda angry. It’s a debate and we should hash it out, say sorry, make amends or bring it to the police station or something, right?
But I guess not everyone’s wired my way and if you read my blog often, you have some people to thank who clammed up on me, nearly killed me and made me want to kill him/her.
Hey, I am not the only person who is saying this. This Sam O’Neil person is a friggin’ Management Consultant and he thinks that hashing it out in your professional life is good for your career as well. Read the 5 work rules here (MSN)