Sunday, October 5, 2008

taking a poll on human nature

i'd like your opinion. no, really.
this little bit of dissention seems to come up a little too often over here, and i thought i'd ask all of you to tell me your thoughts.

aaaahhhhh, nothing like hashing out marital issues over the internet.

i have just one question for you.
when someone is making a statement (particularly as it relates to some idea or feeling this person has), is it human nature to:
  • ignore it?
  • confirm/negate it?

thanks for your help. i'm interested to see the responses.

5 comments:

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'm not sure what you're asking, by confirm, do you mean nod your head and ask follow-up questions? I guess I would confirm, or try to find a nice way to say, "You are obviously, 100 percent wrong in the way you are thinking."

Leanne said...

Depends. If you're my husband you might do one, or all three at once. What you won't do however is have ANY idea that the conversation EVER took place ten minutes later. Sigh.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

We must haz more juicy detailz! I do loves me a great marital debate!

Pregnantly Plump said...

I tagged you for a fun meme!

Lainey-Paney said...

my instinct is usually to tell him why he's wrong or why that feeling is wrong.

I didn't say it's what I SHOULD do...it's just what I normally do. And then I have to catch myself & undo that....