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    Default Re: looking for a saying/idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    It's just a statement, not exactly a reason to be either happy or sad.
    Erm..... Guess I got it somehow. It is not negative rite? So the order should be like this, sophisticated > complex > complicated. Correct me if i'm wrong.

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    Default Re: looking for a saying/idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by dean1
    Erm..... Guess I got it somehow. It is not negative rite? So the order should be like this, sophisticated > complex > complicated. Correct me if i'm wrong.

    using what criteria dean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    using what criteria dean?
    Actually I mean the complimentary order. I dont know how to put it in a proper way though. In other words, it is better to be said u r sophisticated than complicated, and complex is somewhere in between. That's what i got from ur explaination before.Sorry dont think I can put my idea across well, but I hope u can guess what I've been trying to say.

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    Default Re: looking for a saying/idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by dean1
    Actually I mean the complimentary order. I dont know how to put it in a proper way though. In other words, it is better to be said u r sophisticated than complicated, and complex is somewhere in between. That's what i got from ur explaination before.Sorry dont think I can put my idea across well, but I hope u can guess what I've been trying to say.
    I don't think we can really compliment anyone based on the person's personality traits. If a person is complex or complicated, it's the way the person was born or it could be the result of previous life experiences -nothing to do with the person's behavior . If somone is compulsive, dillusional or schizophrenic, well then it's just the way the person is by nature.
    Traits of character, however, are behavior related and therefore can be either complimented or critisized. Good character traits are for example honesty and loyalty. Bad character traits are disrespectfulness, rudness, etc.

    Sophistication, as I said before, is having refined knowledge of the world and its culture, finesse and good manners. I would consider it to be a compliment.
    You can't, however, compliment someone's complexity of character - it's like talking about apples and oranges.

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    Default Re: looking for a saying/idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    I don't think we can really compliment anyone based on the person's personality traits. If a person is complex or complicated, it's the way the person was born or it could be the result of previous life experiences -nothing to do with the person's behavior . If somone is compulsive, dillusional or schizophrenic, well then it's just the way the person is by nature.
    Traits of character, however, are behavior related and therefore can be either complimented or critisized. Good character traits are for example honesty and loyalty. Bad character traits are disrespectfulness, rudness, etc.

    Sophistication, as I said before, is having refined knowledge of the world and its culture, finesse and good manners. I would consider it to be a compliment.
    You can't, however, compliment someone's complexity of character - it's like talking about apples and oranges.
    Thanks Marylin!

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    Default Re: looking for a saying/idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by dean1
    Thanks Marylin!
    You are welcome.

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