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Are written opinions more open than voiced opinions?
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Posted 12/29/12

Hintkin wrote:



I didn't say being more open is a good thing.. I just answered this thread with my own view about it.
You don't have to explain and complicate things.The only question is "are-written-opinions-more-open-than-voiced-opinions?". You don't have to 'smart' talk me. Besides, you're not making any sense.


Er.. okay. have a nice day.

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Posted 12/29/12 , edited 12/29/12

LosingOrbit wrote:As for myself, I am rather introverted. I rarely talk and tend to keep to myself, yet depending on the situation or conversation, that changes quickly. I've been called everything from snarky, opinionated, blunt, and well-worded. I have no problem stating how I feel to others when need be and can stand my ground in an argument. I tend to take people's feeling into consideration and think before I speak, but when something needs to be said, especially if it's wrong, I'm the first to say something. Everyone who knows me knows that.


That is me in a nutshell also.

Written opinions seem stronger because we have time to think about what it is we want to say, and we place it in the proper context for the sole purpose of getting our point across. Spewing something out in the middle of conversation with someone as a direct response usually doesnt have such liberty, but people are able to do both just as good, given the opportunity. Many people are just better at articulating their thoughts more appropriately in writing. /opinion
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Posted 12/30/12
I am always open about my opinion on any matter. I grew up in a democratic country so I'm never afraid to voice my opinion.

For instance, during high school there was a debate on gay marriage... someone stood up and joked about "It's Adam and Eve, not adam and steve", I also stood up and said, "Not everybody believes in Christianity, some people are buddhists or atheists".

I'm just not one who is afraid of people looking down on me just because I have a different opinion... or just because I'm a minority.
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Have you heard the phrase "Politically Correct"? This is a term that has become common place in almost everyone's lives today, personally I'd like to hear more people speak their minds without worrying how everyone else will judge them. Society has put braces on our minds, telling us that we have to make everyone happy and that we shouldn't voice opinions that will cause ripples in the water. It is a form of psychological control that is overtaking the U.S. Have you looked at friends or acquaintances Facebook or Twitter pages and not recognized the person they profess themselves to be? People certainly don't have the courage to verbally speak out their true opinions in public, at least not the majority of people. I think most people feel comfortable expressing themselves freely in a forum where they can remain anonymous, but even in a site like CR people form bonds or a comfort zone where they feel known and it has the tendency to repress an individuals true nature or feelings. I heard the thought thrown out that nobody wants to grow up anymore, everyone wants to be liked by everyone and to be everyone's friend. Just like back in elementary school.
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Posted 1/3/13
i think it depends, if you can be ananomous then no if not then yes
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Posted 3/30/13 , edited 3/30/13
Sometimes I think when I voice my opinion Im stronger at getting it across rather than writing it down which sometimes is weaker. When I can't get my opinion across I get mad at times lol.
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Posted 3/31/13
Now that I think about it, not really, for me. I openly voice my opinion any chance I get, especially if it's on a strong subject.
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Posted 3/31/13
For me, my level of openness on the Internet isn't much different from how I am off, other than the fact that I'm more level-headed and more knit-picky about my language.
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Posted 3/31/13
LOL, nearly everyone on the internet wouldn't say half the shit they do. Everyone just pretends to be something they're not. Fair play, you all have confidence issues, ain't my problem. If it comforts you being full of shit, go ahead. Thank God for anonymity, right?
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Posted 3/31/13 , edited 3/31/13
It doesn't really have any bearing. As CarboKill correctly states, most people say things on the internet that they wouldn't otherwise say. Some people take this opportunity to bullshit, others take the opportunity to say things that would be otherwise embarrassing, and the rare few are actually as awesome in real life as they are on the internet. Although I must also say that some people are worse on the internet than they are in real-life -- bragging about anything on the internet makes me want shit on your doorstep. I mean, you have to realize that, even if true, you just sound like an asshole, right? Not that any of us believe you anyway -- anything you say is pretty much considered a lie by default, and it's starting to even get to the point where the more outrageous claim starts to sound true, because it seems almost impossible that someone would be sufficiently stupid to to think that we believe them, or sufficiently arrogant (and stupid) to believe that we give a shit.

So to answer the question, no, I'm not really any more open. I don't really like to talk about myself in real-life, and I don't really like to do so on the internet. As I've said, doorstep feces is the correct response to either.
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Posted 4/6/13
Depends on the person.
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17 / F / Behind you.
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Posted 4/6/13
Online, it is much easier for me to compose my thoughts and type out a good argument for something, but in real life... If I hear someone saying crap like "Being gay is wrong" or whatever, the first thing that pops into my head is "You're an idiot." Of course I wouldn't say that. :X Online or real life.
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Posted 4/6/13
It depends on the delivery of the voiced opinion.
Posted 4/6/13 , edited 4/6/13
I don't get why they have to be different, unless you're a coward or you have a hard time expressing your opinions via voice or the opportnity is just not presented to you in which case it would be a different matter all together.
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Posted 4/6/13
I voice my opinions on the forums and in real life but I'm not bias, I'll hear their views and I won't judge them for it because I don't want to be criticize for what I think/believe.
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