Please speak clearly. I am lost in riddles.
By Richard Golian17 September 2023
Navigating the nuances of interpersonal interactions has never been my strong suit. Admittedly, I've improved over time. There were instances in the past when it took me a month, or even longer, to recognize that I might have misinterpreted a situation unless someone pointed it out. Nowadays, I often realize such misinterpretations within hours, giving me a chance to rectify them.
Yet, it remains an ongoing struggle for me. That's why I hold one particular human quality in high esteem.
To me, many commonly used signals and subtle indications feel like riddles. Therefore, I plead:
If it's a yes or no, say it. If you want something, voice it. If you hold any reservations about me, please express them. If I've acted inappropriately, let me know. Whether you wish to spend time with me or not, be direct about it. If you feel any affinity or dislike, clarify it. We aren't all adept at reading between the lines; some of us genuinely need directness.