Sunday Poser # 16

Welcome back to week # 16 of Sunday Poser

My question this week is this;

Are you better at expressing yourself in writing word or in spoken words?

I feel if I write something down, I can better express my feelings and emotions. That’s why I use texts and emails when I want to explain myself properly, without leaving a doubt as to what I am trying to say.

The advantage of writing something down is that you can proofread it and tweak it till you’re satisfied that it says exactly what you want to say.

While sometimes spoken words can create a lot of misunderstandings or misconceptions. A hurriedly given answer can be taken totally the wrong way, making situations worse or even funny.

So I prefer to express myself in writing, whenever I can. Though in a conversation that’s not possible because how silly I’d look, trying to write my replies instead of talking. I think I should weigh my words very carefully when having a meaningful or important conversation.

Anyway, that’s my preference. What is yours?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thanks for visiting.



35 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 16

  1. Mine has to be the written word because I can correct it or rip it up! Sometimes the words come out of my mouth before the brain’s in gear. Once voiced, they cannot be retracted or erased. and I’ve been on the receiving end of that too. It stays with you, no matter how apologetic the speaker was.

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  2. I think I’m better at speaking than writing. I use so many emojis cuz they’re fun, but mostly to give tone.
    I’m super sarcastic and can come across as mean or rude when I’m just goofing around.
    Writing seems to take a great many words to get a simple point across, whereas speaking is quicker, fewer words.

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  3. Itโ€™s always been easier for me, especially with personal things, to express them through writing. Though I will add I am working on expressing my personal self through language today too. Thanks for the prompt, Sadje.

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  4. Hi Sadje!

    Are you better at expressing yourself in written word or in spoken words?

    My answer to your question would depend on the purpose of the message. If I need to be more thoughtful in what I am about to say, I would need it done in writing because I can edit and tweak it — use some euphemisms as needed.

    But if they want to gather my most honest thoughts and ideas, I can better express it verbally. May not be articulate, but you’re definitely getting me raw and real.

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    1. Thanks Janis, this is a very important point. When we speak from the heart, itโ€™s raw, uncut and sincere. Written word can be compromised by being too diplomatic!
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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