Don’t you just hate that sort of people who impose themselves on you? The kind that wouldn’t agree to anything else except what they think is right, or what they approve of.
Unfortunately, sometime we ourselves can be imposing with realising it. That naturally comes when you’re passionate about an issue. You are so convinced that your view makes the most sense and you try so hard to convince the other party why you feel that way, but it comes off the wrong way. Instead of making that person see it from your perspective, you look as if you’re selling your unwanted views aggressively.
Yet, you don’t want to come off too agreeable with other people’s views that you don’t believe in. There are those that have their own personal opinion on an issue, and are willing to talk about it, but at the same time do not force their ideas on anybody else and is open-minded enough to listen to other conflicting opinions as well. Being someone like this makes you certainly more pleasant to converse with when it comes to controversial issues. The problem is when you’re trying hard to be agreeable so that you don’t offend anybody, you come off as being spineless.
Obviously, whether you come off as being imposing or spineless is all a matter of relativity. What people see as being imposing could be just you merely standing up for what you believe in. What people see as being spineless could be just you choosing your battles and respecting the other party’s opinion.
No matter how hard you try not to cross the fine lines of the two extremes, a biased view will categorise you in either of these traits, depending where you lean more against. If you had to choose between being or coming off as imposing or spineless, which would you rather be?