Posted by verne on September 24, 2004, at 15:52:27
In reply to Clarifications of clarifications » Lou Pilder, posted by partlycloudy on September 24, 2004, at 13:42:59
My use of language is a kind of groping in the dark. I tend to be very imprecise and use a lot of metaphors or figures of speech.
When I'm pressed for clarification I feel invalidated and even threatened. And rather than opening up the lines of communication, it shuts them down.
Perhaps that's just me or a borderline thing.