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    Question Take things personally

    Hello,

    We had an argument at work and an american colleague told me 'You shouldn't be upset. I think you took things more personnally than you should. I don't think it was personal but you tend to take things personally'

    Would you please explain to me what he meant by 'taking things personally' and that I 'tend to take things personally'?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Take things personally

    To take things personally is to think that something is directed at you when it might not be.

    For example, "Please write that report again." If you were to take that personally, you might think that the person was saying that you don't do your job well enough, though in fact it might apply to anyone, not just you.

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    Default Re: Take things personally

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Russell View Post
    To take things personally is to think that something is directed at you when it might not be.

    For example, "Please write that report again." If you were to take that personally, you might think that the person was saying that you don't do your job well enough, though in fact it might apply to anyone, not just you.
    Wow, excellent explanation!
    It is very clear to me.

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    Default Re: Take things personally

    Hi....When someone tells you, "Hey, don't take things personally" it could mean one of the following:
    • This is general feedback and not meant only for you.
    • Don't allow what I telling you to affect you. It's just an input.
    • Don't be sensitive ! Don't "take things to heart" !
    Bye for now...
    Sateesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversmiling View Post
    Hi....When someone tells you, "Hey, don't take things personally" it could mean one of the following:
    • This is general feedback and not meant only for you.
    • Don't allow what I telling you to affect you. It's just an input.
    • Don't be sensitive ! Don't "take things to heart" !
    Bye for now...
    Sateesh
    Sateesh,

    Welcome to the forum! I hope you will become a frequent visitor!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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