in reply to What is "aggressive" argument?
So, I looked up "aggressive". And there are essentially two definitions:
And therein lies my quandary:
- "aggressiveness - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; the quality of being bold and enterprising".
- "characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight"; "a belligerent tone"
Another thought crosses my mind: How much of the perception of what I say, is influenced less by what I actually say, and more by whom I say it to?
- Which of those deceptively similar, but disparately perceived, definitions am I being accused of?
- And how do my accusers discern the difference?
Well, I guess you are accused of both of them. I certainly don't. Or... well, yes, not accusing, perceiving, if I so choose. But not the second! because...
But, what is it, beyond personal whim, that defines the difference between the two definitions of 'aggressive' above?
Reading enemity into your posts is just plain rubbish, and an imputation which I utterly condemn. It is the type of nonsense which drove Abigail-II away from this site, when his "social skills" were being disputed, despite having posted an average of 5 posts per day over the course of two years, full of advice and knowledge. He didn't speak out softly. And? Does that show a lack of "social skills"?
That's for answers; the label "aggressive" is just gratuitous. Posts are WYSIWYG, and 'nuff said.