Wednesday, December 08, 2010

What Not to Say About Someone's Appearance


Don’t say: “You look tired.”
Why:
It implies she doesn’t look good.
Instead say:
“Is everything OK?” We often blurt the “tired” comment when we get the sense that the other person feels out of sorts. So just ask.

Don’t say: “Wow, you’ve lost a ton of weight!”
Why:
To a newly trim person, it might give the impression that she used to look unattractive.
Instead say:
“You look fantastic.” And leave it at that. If you’re curious about how she got so svelte, add, “What’s your secret?”

Don’t say: “You look good for your age.”
Why:
Anything with a caveat like this is rude. It's saying, "You look great―compared with other old people. It's amazing you have all your own teeth."
Instead say:
“You look great.”

Don’t say: “I could never wear that.”
Why:
It can be misunderstood as a criticism. (“I could never wear that because it’s so ugly.”)
Instead say:
“You look so good in skinny jeans.” If you slip, say something like “I could never wear that…because I wasn’t blessed with your long legs.”

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Marghy said...

Very very interesting irmazita!! :)) Loved this post!! We always need to think about our words, theyre so important!!! :)) TVB

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Nabeel's Cosmos said...

well when I say someone, that you look tired, I am being honest. It's better to be honest then to be fake and sweeten up words. And if someone tells me you look tired, then it means that they really care about me and my tiredness