Do you ever hold back on telling someone your beliefs just to keep it PC?

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Do you ever hold back on telling someone your beliefs just to keep it PC?

married with children married with children
Do you not tell the whole truth or hold back when talking to someone, just to be P.C.? Do you get scared of offending someone with your beliefs? So instead of being truthful, you give a PC answer?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I do it all the time
4  (7%)
some times, depending on who I am talking to
27  (49%)
I try not to, and just be straight with my answers.
17  (31%)
I dont care what other people think of me, I say what I believe.
5  (9%)
other
2  (4%)
Total votes: 55
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07/04/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
Do you not tell the whole truth or hold back when talking to someone, just to be P.C.? Do you get scared of offending someone with your beliefs? So instead of being truthful, you give a PC answer?
I can talk SEX with the people I work with a WHOLE lot easier then I can talk politics. I hate PC, but sure could never speak the truth about my political views in most of my work environments...so I just "keep quiet" about it.
07/04/2011
MJ1337 MJ1337
Its important to be respectful of other people, but at the same holdfast to your own beliefs. I just don't push my own onto other people.
07/04/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
It depends on the topic specifically and the person. I've gone back and forth on this one, but there are definitely topics where I am very opinionated and just can't keep my mouth shut.
07/04/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I'm not altogether expressive of my opinions in the first place, so I'm not likely to go about spouting them off willy nilly, but if someone asks me I'm not one to sugar coat my opinions, no.
07/04/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
I always say what I think. But I try not to be overtly pushy if my thinking isn't in line with someone else. I respect other peoples views and opinions and their right to them. I'm not into "arguing for my point" so to speak, but I won't hold back what I think for fear of what others may think of me.
07/04/2011
Maeby Maeby
It depends on who I'm talking to. If I think a person will judge me or try to argue with me, or if I just don't want the conversation to go there, then I'll just nod and say "hmm" and change the subject. I don't usually like to talk about potentially controversial subjects with people I don't feel comfortable enough around to express my opinion.
07/04/2011
Ghost Ghost
I tend to be straight with my answers. However, in professional situations, I try not to answer personal questions. I don't hold back on bad news, though, because this just turns out worse later.
07/04/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
It depends what we are talking about and who I am talking with.

I worked with a lady who was very religious, she read the bible at work. I felt really sorry for her because her beliefs were keeping her so closed minded and restrained in how she lived her life. She believed in sin and hell and all sorts of scary stuff. I tried to talk to her about how my beliefs were not far from hers except my beliefs were just a more openminded versio nof hers.

She didn't agree with my views so I dropped it and avoided talking to her whenever she would get religious with me, lol. I didn't want to ofend her and there was nothing I could do to relieve her anxiety about sin.
07/04/2011
Antipova Antipova
I keep my mouth shut about hair-trigger topics when I'm among crowds of strangers, and especially around coworker sorts of strangers. Much less stressful to listen than to pontificate.

In groups of friends and acquaintances, I usually listen to everyone else before I'll say anything, and I tailor my discussion tactic to what their beliefs are---I would rather be silent than be dishonest, but if you already know what your conversation partner thinks, you can have a much more interesting discussion when you approach them in a way that's non-threatening.
07/04/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I keep my mouth shut about hair-trigger topics when I'm among crowds of strangers, and especially around coworker sorts of strangers. Much less stressful to listen than to pontificate.

In groups of friends and acquaintances, I usually ...
I follow a similar pattern of behavior in real life. For some reason, it's much easier for me to talk about all sorts of things online.
07/04/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm not real popular at parties because I speak my mind.
07/04/2011
STIX STIX
The topic makes all the difference. I find people give me a better response when I talk sex with them than when I tell them I’m a vegetarian! Lol. Some people just aren’t receptive to what you have to say, but if they ask I don’t lie. I think honesty is the best policy, but not everyone wants to hear it.
07/04/2011
sarki sarki
Sometimes, it depends on the person
07/04/2011
Zombie Ghost Zombie Ghost
If I'm at work talking to a customer i try to keep my mouth shut. Strangers I could care less. And I keep my mouth shut around family members above 70.
07/04/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I try to be as open and honest as possible.
07/04/2011
married with children married with children
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I'm not real popular at parties because I speak my mind.
me neither, I tell people how it is, and they tend to like it sugar coated.
07/05/2011
indiglo indiglo
It depends on the situation and the person. If it's really important that I stand up for something, or against something that's wrong - I speak up loudly. I don't like to see injustices or unfair things, no matter how unpopular it will make me. If it just comes to me disagreeing with someone on an unimportant topic, I let it go. So I pick and choose - I always speak up when it's important.
07/05/2011
Acorn Acorn
It definitely depends on the person. I say non-PC things around my family all the time. I am much more careful not to offend people in public.
07/05/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
Even with close friends I keep my thoughts to myself. I hate debating, or whatever will come from it, lol. In my mind there is no point stating my opinion on certain things when I know someone else has a different view. It will just cause a debate, and I'm strong in all my beliefs. I know I won't be persuaded
07/05/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I'm always up for a great discussion. I have no trouble speaking my mind but I always respect other people's opinions.
07/05/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
It depends on the people I'm talking to. I'll talk about pretty much anything with my friends, and we make horrible jokes at each other's expense. But those jokes aren't meant to be hurtful, even if there's no way to explain that to somebody after hearing it. Everything we say to each other is in good fun and the important part is that it is to us. It's the same way in our car club. I'm loud, obnoxious, and probably fairly offensive around people I'm close with. Around people I don't know as well or on topics I don't want to discuss at that moment, I just smile and nod and try to steer the conversation towards something else.
07/05/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Not for PC reasons, but just to avoid arguments, hurt feelings, and distrust. An uncle disowned me last year when I couldn't agree with him about the 'divine greatness' of the Tea Party. *eyeroll* Politics ruins more family relationships than religion or the Great Pumpkin.
07/05/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Not for PC reasons, but just to avoid arguments, hurt feelings, and distrust. An uncle disowned me last year when I couldn't agree with him about the 'divine greatness' of the Tea Party. *eyeroll* Politics ruins more family relationships ...
We have a "no politics and no religion at the family reunions" rule. If anybody starts, they'll get smilingly reprimanded and be forced to give us all a recipe for something delicious as penalty.

Maybe not so good for our waistlines, but it keeps us from having feuds...
07/05/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I smile and play nice until someone tries to convert me or talk negatively about something I believe in. I still try to be nice even then. I've put my foot in my mouth too many times and have learned from them.
07/06/2011
Steve of Eden Steve of Eden
A lot of people think I am an asshole because I almost always say exactly what I believe...

Unless speaking to elderly women... and every once in a while men...

My southern hospitality just wont let me do it... haha
07/08/2011
K101 K101
First of all, I have no idea what P.C. is? I pretty much get what you're asking though. I voted I speak my beliefs. Now that doesnt mean I'll make people uncomfortable or press any of my beliefs. I've never been in a situation where my beliefs such as believing in God or anything like that have offended or upset others. I have a few friends who believe differently, but we've always discussed our different beliefs very frequently and never any problems.

Now there's no way in heck I'd pretend I'm someone I'm not or pretend I'm not a believer in Christ just to keep from upsetting someone. If my beliefs upset a person then that is their very own problem. My voicing my beliefs and only that is my very own right. I don't preach to people and I don't care at all if others don't believe like me, but I don't like being belittled or cussed out when I say I believe in God. It's never happened except for online though.

I have been bashed (badly) in situations like when a person tries forcing things like porn on my partner and I. We've had situations where it was done and when I told the person to stop forcing it in my face and they were'nt to be back in my car, I've been bashed and talked to like crap. I don't think any less of a person for their beliefs and I don't mind if they voice them as long as it's not in some sort of hateful way or pressing it on me. I get along with just about anybody so I certainly wouldn't let different beliefs stand in my way of a friendship.

I understand keeping quiet and not constantly speaking about it in front of someone who are uncomfortable with it. I do hate when people have nothing but judgmental crap to say the entire time they're around me though. I wouldn't ever tell someone they're living their lives wrong just to feel superior and I hate when someone claims to be a believer in Christ but doesn't accept others who are different. I also can't stand a 'christian' who's boastful, proud, arrogant and thinks they're holier than thou. That actually is not what Christianity is. Now if I'm around a person who's like that and they insist on doing me or my loved ones that way then I might ask them to leave or shut up. Lol. No sense in judging or telling others how to live.
07/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
First of all, I have no idea what P.C. is? I pretty much get what you're asking though. I voted I speak my beliefs. Now that doesnt mean I'll make people uncomfortable or press any of my beliefs. I've never been in a situation where my ...
PC is "Politically Correct." And I'm so sorry you had to deal with idiots like that. I've got the same thoughts as you; "it's ok to have your beliefs and believe strongly in them, but don't force them on me unless I ask you to."
07/08/2011
Kkay Kkay
I am timid.
08/26/2011
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Unique posters: 26