Is it ever good to be grumpy?

vShut up and leave me alone!

Oh, sorry. I guess I have my own answer, but BBC’s World Have Your Say wants to know.

Says here that bad moods might be good for you.

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  1. “a “mildly negative mood may actually promote a more concrete, accommodative and ultimately more successful communication style.” ”

    It might also keep other people at a distance, which means you can focus on what you need to focus on, and not on other peoples’ needs.

      1. No, one doesn’t have to go to that extreme — one can be a little distant, a little brusque, a little disinterested, and people USUALLY get the message — and are less likely to interrupt something that may be important to the “grumpy” one.

        1. But it’s not a bad idea to carry around a snarling dog, just for those few who don’t get the message. This is my creed.

  2. It might also keep other people at a distance, which means you can focus on what you need to focus on, and not on other peoples’ needs.

    Amen. That is why I do not smile much.

    1. I’m told I smile just fine but when I talk, I look so intense. I do not know what that means but if it scares people, cool.

      1. Intensity is my big problem….for others. Apparently I am just way too intense for most people to be comfortable around. And apart from when I laugh, I don’t smile. And my laugh apparently is also disturbing.

        1. My laugh sounds like a drowning chicken, or so I’m told. You can’t please everyone, I guess. I’m also told that when I talk to people, I bore into them. I thought I was only showing interest, but I guess I’m scary sometimes, too.

    2. If you were a girrrrrrrl, you’d be TOLD to smile, and if you didn’t, you’d be — class? — right, a mean and humorless bitch.

      1. Ah, but sometimes, I am a mean and humorless…I can’t say it! I can’t say it! I don’t know why!

    1. Makes me want to pick that baby up (and I’m not one to pick up random babies) and give it a good nuzzle. That’s a baby who knows what’s what.

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