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View Poll Results: Do you prefer to hear the good news or the bad news first?

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    Doesn't quite matter to me. I want them both to be heard at roughly the same time so that I can make my own evaluation using both of them, though.

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    The bad news, always. Otherwise I am going to be worrying about what the bad news is while I am told the good news (assuming I know that there is going to be bad news as well). But even without knowing - I would prefer to end on a positive note.

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    Just give me the story, without any crayon colouring like emotional bias or unnecessary drama.

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    Always bad news first. That way, I know that there are good things to follow! (:

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    Another vote for bad news first. I like to get the unpleasant stuff out of the way quickly. And who wants to end with a downer anyway?

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    I think I like it when I am giving the news in a way I can understand and do something about. I might have some kind of emotional breakdown but it'll be worse if I find out something was hidden later or something like that.

    Just tell me already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andante View Post
    Just give me the story, without any crayon colouring like emotional bias or unnecessary drama.
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    Hm. It depends. If its like- hey the world is going to end but I have cookies (one is way mlre significant and impactful than the other) I think I would prefer the bad news first because- well, to hear the good news first would seem sort of mockung at that point and would more likely irritate me than anything else.

    If the good news was more significant Id prefer to hear that first.

    If they were both of the same significance... probably the bad news first. Get it out of the way.

    But hionestly I feel like whichever news is more significant is the news I want to hear first. I had a comminications class where were were taught to ALWAYS say the good news first and then sort of wrap the bad news in there as some sort of aside. That seems sort of disenguous and would likely irritate me. I prefer to just be told, respectfully, the bad news then have to sort of play this emotional whirlwind game. Its actually less disappointing I think- easier because Im less confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Hm. It depends. If its like- hey the world is going to end but I have cookies (one is way mlre significant and impactful than the other) I think I would prefer the bad news first because- well, to hear the good news first would seem sort of mockung at that point and would more likely irritate me than anything else.

    If the good news was more significant Id prefer to hear that first.

    If they were both of the same significance... probably the bad news first. Get it out of the way.

    But hionestly I feel like whichever news is more significant is the news I want to hear first. I had a comminications class where were were taught to ALWAYS say the good news first and then sort of wrap the bad news in there as some sort of aside. That seems sort of disenguous and would likely irritate me. I prefer to just be told, respectfully, the bad news then have to sort of play this emotional whirlwind game. Its actually less disappointing I think- easier because Im less confused.
    But really this.

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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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    Just cut the shit and tell me straight. Whatever it is.

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