Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Manipulative?

There been lots of talk lately about how manipulative I am.  I resent it.  Because guess what?  It's totally not true.  I'm strong-willed.  I'm persuasive.  That does NOT mean I'm manipulative.

Manipulation requires forethought and a malicious motive.  I totally don't work that way.  I don't try to bend people to my will. I don't try to achieve my own wishes at the expense of others'.  Sure I think my plan is the best plan, but doesn't everyone?

So lay off me, yo.

Kyle says I sound mad and aggressive.  I'm not really.

Kyle says I STILL sound mad.  What can I do to make this kinder and gentler?

I know:


Would an angry person be posting pictures of young Harrison Ford?  Impossible. He's too wonderful.

10 comments:

Danny and Christy Leininger said...

I hope I didn't say that?! If so, I didn't mean it! When we were chatting that once-I think I just meant that you have an uncanny ability to get what you want-but that isn't manipulation. I think you are awesome:)

Celia said...

Who couldn't love a young Harrison Ford!?

Whitney said...

ok, at first i thought you might have been irked but come on....look at that face (harrison ford's) no way are you irked....whoa wait...knowing that pics of harrison ford/star wars would manipulate me into thinking that you're not mad?? you're good! ;)

Karen said...

Send 'em to me and I'll straighten them out.

Genavee said...

When I was a teenager, my Dad called me manipulative. When I burst into tears, he tried to backtrack by saying "Oh no, I mean, like Jesus. You're manipulative like Jesus."

Yah...

Bryce said...

I can't believe you manipulated me with that picture of Harrison Ford.

Kayla said...

Who on earth is calling you manipulative? Granted, I haven't exactly lived anywhere near you since we were 14 but still. Manipulative is the last thing I'd call you.

Kayla
Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

Jaclyn said...

Wow Miss Becca - those are fighting words. Good luck dealing with the drama.

Nancy said...

Becca Manipulative? No way. Ruby a beautiful baby? Definitely.

Megan said...

Well, I happen to think that I'm an expert at spotting manipulators (whom I detest), and it's clear to me that you aren't a manipulator. Being persuasive and knowing what you want isn't manipulation. That's my two cents. Besides, I like you. So you aren't a manipulator (*case closed).