Malicious, malevolent, myopic. No? How about mordant, misconstrue, malefactor? I am muddling around ‘m’ words today, after my friend Laura gave me a suggestion for my three words project.
Honestly, I never considered the adjective mordant to be a complimentary one. While I, like pretty much everyone else I know, can be a bit sarcastic at times, mordant seems to me to describe an almost bitter, heavily sarcastic tone that I mostly try to avoid. Sarcasm mostly seems just too easy to me. A bit like kicking a man when he’s down. I can’t say I never use sarcasm, but I don’t use it a lot and I never consider it my finest hour.
One of the most useful communication tricks I’ve ever learned is when listening to someone, I always paraphrase what they said and repeat it back to them. Whether I understood…
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