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An aspect of your demeanor that you've corrected

  • 13-09-2021 10:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    What's an aspect about yourself that you've managed to become aware of and get under control? Whether it be a habit, a mannerism, or a trait to your personality. We know what other peoples' are but we'd never tell them, in spite of how much it would help them get on in life.

    Take myself. I have sometimes been a bit sneaky. I'd sometimes try and "land people in it", as in construct a situation that would allow someone to make a fool of themselves. I used to do this because I'd think that they wouldn't know. For example once there was a guy who I knew had been given out to by a certain lady at work. So without looking desperate for the gossip and asking this guy what he thought about her, one day I instead pretended that she had given out to me too... in hopes of getting him to talk. Anyway, the only thing that made me question how obvious this trait of mine was, was when I heard another person giving out about someone else for doing the same thing!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I guess you won't be sharing any of your own reflections?



  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    They'll respect your courage to differ. And you might even realise that others in the group are doing the same as you were years ago!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,787 ✭✭✭ granturismo


    My posture



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,222 ✭✭✭✭ the dunne




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n


    I think adjusting and tailoring your behavior to avoid repercussions is perfectly acceptable.

    We all get out kicks somehow



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,814 ✭✭✭ corner of hells




  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    That's one long winded joke. I hope it was worth it! joke.



  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    I guess it makes me feel less bad for my own shortcomings if others around me are shown up for their shortcomings. A bit of entertainment makes you forget your depression! To be fair, I don't think I'd do it to someone if I felt they didn't deserve it anyway.

    BTW, do you know how to quote only the part of someone's quote that you want to?



  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty


    Another thing I've learned is that if I ever make a good joke, and happen to be interrupted at that exact point in time, that it's best to just leave it go rather than trying to repeat it. If there was a bang make by cutlery (or whatever) at the exact time you made the joke, then you can't be sure whether or not someone failed to hear, or pretended not to hear, but it's best to just let it go and put it down to unluckiness. Someone can look desperate when they repeat their quip.



  • Registered Users Posts: 997 ✭✭✭ IrishGrimReaper


    I used to walk with my head down, now I walk with my head up.

    Viagra is great.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ Sardonicat


    I don't think you can selectively quote on the new site



  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭ Brid Hegarty




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,936 ✭✭✭ Gregor Samsa


    Probably. But if they met, they would have done it to each other, which negates the effect as then it's just two left-handed people shaking hands. It's the main reason I wouldn't have shaken hands with either of them.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,861 ✭✭✭ Riddle101


    Used to be a devout Catholic at one point. I'd pray every night before bed, go to Mass on Saturdays/Sundays, and would get annoyed when people would argue that there was no God or question my beliefs. At some point, I just turned away from all of that and now I'm Agnostic. I don't care much for Religion and I find some religious people annoying. The ones who use their religion as a means to hate on others or hide behind their faith like it is some kind've shield p*ss me off.



  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ jmlad2020


    OP sounds like a great person.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,713 ✭✭✭✭ denartha


    Take myself. I have sometimes been a bit sneaky. I'd sometimes try and "land people in it", as in construct a situation that would allow someone to make a fool of themselves. I used to do this because I'd think that they wouldn't know. For example once there was a guy who I knew had been given out to by a certain lady at work. So without looking desperate for the gossip and asking this guy what he thought about her, one day I instead pretended that she had given out to me too... in hopes of getting him to talk. Anyway, the only thing that made me question how obvious this trait of mine was, was when I heard another person giving out about someone else for doing the same thing!

    Ive read this three times and I still don't understand how you landed them in it.

    I don't think you can selectively quote on the new site

    You can, it's just messier than it used to be.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,713 ✭✭✭✭ denartha


    BTW, do you know how to quote only the part of someone's quote that you want to?

    Copy the bit you want to quote, paste it into where it says "Leave a comment". Highlight it, to the left of the comment box is a symbol that looks a bit like ¶, click it, and then click quote.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Yeah just say "eh... OK so, thanks a mil!" It's a nice middle ground. The refusal thing is silly "keeping up appearances stuff" but you don't wanna be too direct either. 😊



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭ victor8600


    I do not use my sarcasm anymore. Simpletons might not understand it, smarter people might get offended. It is just not worth it.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ CGI_Livia_Soprano


    Disclaimer: If you reply to any of my posts with absurd hypothetical scenarios, lame "gotchas," or speculating that I don't really believe what I am saying, I'm not gonna bother my hole replying. Thanks.

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    #bekind



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