We've all experienced mixed signals at points in our lives. You know - when someone tells us they want one thing then do or say something that totally contradicts it or the media says one thing today, then something else tomorrow. I've had my share and I've probably done my share too. It's a matter of communication. The question then becomes figuring out what the person really wants or what you should really do.
Case in point - One of the great mantras to women is, "You have to put yourself first, so there's enough of you to take care of others when needed" or something like that. Then there's the "You need to think of others in order to be less selfish." So, which is it? How do you do both? Is it even possible to do both?
We hear and read stuff like this all the time. So, what do you do?
In the words of Jeffrey Walter, "You figure out if it's your problem or their problem." And here we are back at critical thinking.
What do you think? What do you do when you're on the receiving end of mixed signals?
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