Tag Archives: human interaction

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Reasons why it’s easier to upset people online #37.4

not trying to cover all the reasons here, just one that I’ve just twigged about: we don’t see the other person’s face, so we don’t see how hurt they are. it’s the total opposite of those computer games where people … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s me…

I’ve mentioned this before – I get annoyed when I feel people don’t listen to each other properly, and I find it hurtful when it happens to me – when I feel someone has not really heard what I said, … Continue reading

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Putting limits on friendship – for the sake of the friendship

I’ve seen something going round on Twitter, saying: “Twitter makes me love people I’ve never met and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life.” I’m not sure I agree with the distinction, but I recognise a general … Continue reading

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One of the things that really gets to me…

…is when people don’t listen. or don’t understand. or don’t appear to listen and understand – of course it can sometimes happen that someone has heard and understood me but hasn’t expressed it in a way that I understand. Say … Continue reading

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So, tone of voice doesn’t always help us understand…

I have heard it said so many times – how online communication is more open to misunderstanding because we don’t hear the other person’s tone of voice and we don’t see their facial expressions… Heard it so many times and … Continue reading

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as you love yourself

Love your neighbour as yourself, the Bible says, and when discussing what this verse is about I’ve often talked quite loudly about how the command to love is not about mushy feelings but about loving behaviour. And of course it … Continue reading

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The trouble with asking others to do something for us

When we ask someone else to do something for us (or to refrain from doing something that annoys us) we often don’t know what it would cost them. Because we tend to forget that we’re all different, and so what … Continue reading