He thought I was being indirect, but I thought I was phrasing a request nicely. I think I had said “You’re not going to keep your laptop open during dinner are you?” which I guess could be considered as being indirect with passive aggressive intentions (that’s me :D). This is tricky since I didn’t even expect this was an area I needed to work on about being direct, but I guess I do. Too many times guys are misinterpreting things women say, only because they are somehow missing that translator that all women have. 6 years ago
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I really feel a burst of confidence when I am direct. I feel like it just smooths everything over. When there is something I want to say, that I don’t, somehow anyone can tell it and it turns out the worse for me. I just have to say what’s on my mind, even if it’s rude, it will be better than what that person might imagine I am thinking instead. No poker face here! 7 years ago
that a lot of times, I am beating around the bush when I want someone to do something, or assuming they will read through the lines when I blab on without saying exactly where I’m heading. And then of course I get annoyed when someone doesn’t respond exactly how they should because they don’t know yet how to read my mind ;) I’ve started this week, and already I see that it works so much better. 8 years ago