“If you include scientific words, there are over 1,000,000 words in the English language. The average person knows about 20,000 words and uses 2,000 different words a week. Women and men both speak about 16,000 words a day on average. Your words matter. However, what matters most is not the number of words you speak but the kind of words you choose and the purpose for which you use them” – Rev Nicky Gumbel
1. I don’t care
In you outburst you may scream to your loved ones or colleagues these words even though you know very well that you don’t mean them. In fact you do care, but the damage has already been done.
2. Go to Hell
You sure don’t wish hell even to your enemies, it’s a place of eternal damnation and torture. What you actually just told the other person is; I want bad things for you. I wish I could watch you suffer endlessly.
3. That’s not my problem
Many of us are guilty of dismissing a person’s explanation with this statement. It portrays you dark selfish side and greats and emotional wall between you and the other person.
4. I don’t have time for that
You’re actually showing raw insensitivity and telling the other person whatever they care about means extremely nothing to you. You trample their emotional self under your feet.
5. You should have know better
This is a self righteousness response. Climbing the high horse and looking down upon the knowledge-deficient earthling below. You simply forget that you’ve done dumber mistakes yourself.
6. That will teach you
You’re telling the other person that they deserve to be in their current predicament and that you’ve zero desire to see them out of that situation.
7. I knew it
This sadistic response will leave the recipient with a bitter after taste of your blunt coldness. It tells them you had foresight that they were headed for the ditch but waited until they submerged. How cruel!
8. That’s me for you
This is usually a weak defense for weak characters that don’t want to admit they were wrong. They excuse their flawed behavior instead of making amends.
9. Take it or leave it
This rigid nature tells you there’s no room for negotiation and no room for improvement either. This response will cause people to never correct you even when it’s clear that your plan is headed south.
10. Suite yourself
You are practically leaving the other person to wallow in their own mess. At least that’s what enter their ears when these words are spoken or implied.