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How often do you take people by their word?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by SimplyWandering, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Sara3

    Sara3 Well-Known Member

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    I question almost everything, to be honest. When I don't agree with someone I usually speak my mind and I like to debate. Some people hate that but many other listen.
    Ah yes, they agree with me many times. If they go silent I just stop talking cause it is awkward.
     
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  2. JDShredds

    JDShredds Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you mean by the question. If someone is telling something in regards to "are they being honest or not?" my natural tendency has always been on the gullible side (which has gotten me burned and turned into skepticism). But if you're talking about taking their word on something in the "factual" realm, I almost always push back if there's any hint of inaccuracy, or I'll at the very least ask probing follow up questions to make sure they're not full of S.

    By nature, I'm a questioning, somewhat disagreeable person on topics I have knowledge in. If its not my area of expertise, I just listen carefully. But in matters of the heart... I've been way too trusting for my own good.
     
  3. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse Well-Known Member

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    All the time. It depends really on how quickly my brain unravels a truth or Intention. Initially, I take in whatever it is believing it literally.
     
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    Never. I watch what they do and make my dscisions based on their actions.
     
  5. JDShredds

    JDShredds Well-Known Member

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    I never trust anyone that says never.

    See what I did there?
     
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    nowwhat Well-Known Member

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    Do I laugh NOW?
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Is that a joke about your username? :eek: