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originally posted by: WhateverYouSay
You just reversed thick and thin skinned. Your character A has a thin skin because the scolding got to him and he seeks to take it out on others. That is weak.
It's difficult to tell whether your B was thick or thin skinned depending on whether they approached the situation with an objective eye or from subjective feelings, which can inform but should not govern.
Being overly sensitive can end up producing someone that's incredibly selfish. Your character B goes to make the case to their workmates after the fact. Do they only represent their side even if a valid point was made by the boss? If so, that is a problem with overly sensitive thin skinned people. They see themselves as the center of the universe and only their feelings matter. Yes their feelings matter and if the boss was wrong or overly harsh an attempt should be made to address that, but there is a creeping insidiousness if we want everyone to indulge their whims with no attempt at objective analysis.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: Metallicus
Well, you can go through life a victim and get upset and weepy every time something doesn't you your way or you can 'grow a thicker skin'.
Seriously? Maybe you should grow a thicker skin
She's exactly right - and you deserve to be called on your fake non-victim horsecrap
What you prefer are silent compliant victims - people that won't interfere with your wants and needs
you're not the least bit concerned about anything else
I have hardly ever heard anyone whine as much as this quit yer bitchin' crowd
Obvious hot house flower is obvious - you ain't fooling anybody
originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: johnnyjoe1979
So yeah and it's not that I want to change the world. It's that everybody wants to change me because apparently I'm some kind of unf-ckingbelievable.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Dark Ghost
It was intended to.
You said we can't read her to know when she's floundering and how emotional she is, and I pointed out that she should also remember that she can't read us too, so her personal interpretations of what she thinks we may mean by what we say may be colored more by her floundering than what the reality is.
There are two types of people, those who complain about people/things/situations they don't like, and those who confront the people/things/situations they don't like.
Literally no one likes the former kind of person, unless they're that kind of person themselves. Sometimes people really do need to quit bitching.