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    Default Foot-in-mouth disease

    I know this is the forum of introverts, but can't be the only person here who suffers from this. (Not to be confused with foot-and-mouth disease.)

    Years ago, I was "let go" from a job about a week after a particularly aggregious case. I was having a casual conversation with my boss that started out of his curiousity about my curiosity about his Canadian-ess. And after he said that part of the reason he started a business in the US was that the taxes were lower and if that was strange to me (with the underlying tone that everyone could relate to lower taxes), I started musing out loud that it could be construed as cheating the system when he had enjoyed its greater benefits, in the healthcare and education, for example.

    It really didn't occur to me how this sounded for a good 10 minutes after his awkward silence that followed. And another day to realize that it might be especially damning considering he worked in the healthcare industry.

    So anyone else often get the "crapshoot, why is my mouth working so much faster than my brain" feeling? (And can I blame this on something, like low Fe or something?)

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    ahaha, my ISTP stepdad does this all the time. He doesn't care though and it's a reason why I like ISTPs: they'll call anyone out for anything Se receivith and Ti slayeth?

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    I really like ISTPs too. It's unfortunate it gets you in trouble at work though.

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    Haha! That's a genuine PWN.
    If he's worth working for, he'll respect and cherish your honesty.
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    Employees should do their jobs as they are told,
    but honesty is a thousand times better than the
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    i have that problem too sometimes...bluntness mixed with ne...yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Haha! That's a genuine PWN.
    If he's worth working for, he'll respect and cherish your honesty.
    There is nothing worse than "groveling underlings".
    Employees should do their jobs as they are told,
    but honesty is a thousand times better than the
    smiling faces of individuals that will stab you in the back.
    I completely agree.
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    Yeah, this is totally the sort of thing I would do. Sometimes I just can't shut up. I have strong opinions I feel the need to express and often end up blurting out the wrong thing to the wrong person. You should see the frantic backpedaling that ensues.

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    I just usually keep my mouth shut...it works better that way.
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    Bump because CzeCze and her thread suck!

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    ^^ Ha, classic.
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