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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    If someone would ask that question from me irl, id answer with JUST FUCKING TELL ME ALREADY!!!
    Hah, yes, this.

    (Just dispense with the choice altogether and hit me right between the eyes with it. That's what I prefer because then I don't have time to anticipate and get wound up and nervous - all the fight or flight energy goes towards the actual problem).

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    If someone would ask that question from me irl, id answer with JUST FUCKING TELL ME ALREADY!!!



    Bad news.
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    Classify them in terms of urgency and resource requirements and I'll be the judge of the qualitative aspects.
    Otherwise you might as well start by the bad, except if the good is needed to fully understand the bad ( 'we got X but Y which is a segment of X didn't work out as we wanted'). The otherway around applies as well, don't start with the bad just for the sake of starting with the bad if it's a subset of the 'good news'.

    Then again that's all common sense and people do it more or less reliably without having to go through any kind of formal logic on a daily basis.
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    Whatever happened first.
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    I don't need useless things like good/bad. I'd rather not have someone color my perceptions of the event from the get go. Just tell me what happened. Then we'll figure out what to do.



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    Good and bad are relative. I'd rather hear the facts first and then decide.

    Besides explicitly saying "good news" makes me develop very high expectations (and then I'm disappointed) and saying "bad news" makes me extremely anxious and panicky (and sometimes my very morbid imagination is disappointed afterwards as well ).

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    Cut to the chase.


    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    If someone would ask that question from me irl, id answer with JUST FUCKING TELL ME ALREADY!!!
    Lol, I've lost count of how many times i've done that.

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    Wow i can't believe this thread even made it as a topic. Like it really makes a difference.

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    My overall preference is to just be told the news and I will decide if it's bad or good. I get irritated when people do this to me. 95% of the time it's because the person just wants an excuse to be melodramatic and they get off on being the bringer of bad news. Pass.

    Also good and bad are subjective and relative to each person.

    Example, one of my employees came up to me last week looking like someone had not only run over their pet dog but had sex with the corpse as well. "Saturned, I have some bad news." Me (feeling mildly alarmed), "Uh, ok, what's up?" Them, "I have a doctor's appointment next Wednesday and so I may be late by 30 minutes... I hope that's ok!!"

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    "The good news is that you just got a promotion."

    Yay!!

    "The bad news is that you have AIDS."


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