Perhaps It's About the Word
Have you realized that using certain words to describe a person or situation can give an either positive or negative connotation?
When I insist on something, for instance, and I want to stick to it and keep trying and trying regardless of what people say about it, would you call me persistent or stubborn? That's what I'm talking about. If you ask me, I'd be much happier being called a "persistent" individual rather than a "stubborn" one.
If you're comfortable with a certain style of doing things and don't see a need to change them, you'd probably be considered "set in your way" to some people, but being called "unadventurous" and "conservative" just...doesn't sound too good, does it.
I'm pretty careful about the words I use to describe something, mainly because I know that they might give a more unfavorable impression that they should.
Maybe it's just me.
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