Have you ever been asked for your opinion on something, only to hurt the feelings of the person who asked? Either you were just a sh*tty friend who went for the jugular, or the answer that you gave wasn’t what the person who was asking was looking for; basically “The Truth” hurts – so addictive.
So why do people ask questions they clearly don’t want to know the answer to -unless it’s the answer they are looking for? Are they looking for assurance, confirmation, or maybe they need their ego stroked.
Fellas, how many times has your signficant other asked you whether the pants they were wearing made their ass look fat? Knowing the right answer could be the difference between you spending the rest of the evening with a bottle of Jergens lotion or you being her thermometer – say ahhhhhh.
Ladies, what about your significant other feeling his self a little too much and asking you if he is the best you ever had? Knowing the answer you give him could possibly cause his ego to shrink quicker than Precious?
What are the ways that you combat any situations that could lead to both of you appearing on Cops or Judge Judy? I know that some people when asked give a disclaimer: I can tell you the truth or I can tell you what you want to hear. Some might ask “do you really want to know the truth”, some tell the truth and hope for the best, and then some go the asshole route and just ignore the question all together.
Have you ever asked questions you really didn’t want to know the answer too, or maybe you wanted a specific answer, but the one you received was too much for you? And what do you think about those that ask these questions repeatedly? How do you deal with them?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.