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Candid

Last week we asked the following in our weekly quiz:

"Most people have a fear of being genuinely candid.  If you do, what do you think is the reason?"  The narrative answers included:

The pitbulls in charge tend to take their own counsel


Need to avoid "abrasive" impact on customers


Not so much fear of dismissal but lost opportunity for advancement


I do not want to put others in a bad light for their lack of knowledge

I find it hard to be candid with people who talk over me - who don't want to hear what I have to say, or who refute me immediately without thought. I have been fired for being candid.


I have been fired a few times in my career from being candid and expressing an opinion which my superior disagreed with. Even with that I have remained candid but have toned it down some.


Being out of step with the conventional thinking of the plant


I am candid


Need to convince them of the proper way


Candidness is misinterpreted as being negative


I feel bad when I think I've hurt someone's feelings

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