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So, I looked up "aggressive". And there are essentially two definitions:
  • "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"
And therein lies my quandary:
  • Which of those deceptively similar, but disparately perceived, definitions am I being accused of?
  • And how do my accusers discern the difference?
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?

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? states:


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.

In reply to Re: What is "aggressive" argument? by shmem
in thread What is "aggressive" argument? by BrowserUk

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