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I am not reticent in praise...what does THAT mean?

(18 Posts)
charliecat Mon 27-Jun-05 11:29:00

I dont praise enough?

QueenOfQuotes Mon 27-Jun-05 11:31:24

"reticent"

" 1. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself. See synonyms at silent.
2. Restrained or reserved in style.
3. Reluctant; unwilling."

So I'd say it means you give lots of praise

handlemecarefully Mon 27-Jun-05 11:32:15

Why who said that to you then?

Mama5 Mon 27-Jun-05 11:32:22

Yeah it means you praise a lot - a good thing!

charliecat Mon 27-Jun-05 11:32:36

Blooming eck the more I read it the more I confused I got...thank you, my brain may be in back in function tommorow!

charliecat Mon 27-Jun-05 11:33:05

Its on a report thingy from nursery.

starlover Mon 27-Jun-05 11:33:32

yes.. it means you give lots of praise!

so... well done you!

charliecat Mon 27-Jun-05 11:34:25

Good at praising- needs fresh brain cells

Katemum Mon 27-Jun-05 13:19:02

What a funny way to put it though, makes it sound almost negative.

charliecat Mon 27-Jun-05 13:30:56

Thats what i thought!

handlemecarefully Mon 27-Jun-05 14:09:42

I thought it was a bit pompous - what is wrong with good old fashioned plain English like "you are good at giving praise" [exasperated emoticon]

fishfinger Mon 27-Jun-05 14:10:21

No it hink it means you over praise

Janh Mon 27-Jun-05 14:15:03

I think coddy's right. "Not negative" isn't the same as "positive" in English!

fishfinger Mon 27-Jun-05 14:15:40

ask em
then punch em

fishfinger Mon 27-Jun-05 14:16:03

here

handlemecarefully Mon 27-Jun-05 14:26:35

I suspect that could end up replacing or at least rivalling the bat

fishfinger Mon 27-Jun-05 14:31:12

yaya
better save it to my faves

Weatherwax Mon 27-Jun-05 14:41:21

At work I was once told off for praising my staff for working well- apparently the other team were unhappy they didn't get praise. I think it was not my problem but that of the other supervisor!

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