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Do you get till that you are too direct/business like in personal life and communications? Is that a consulting lifestyle/mindset thing?

My family seems to hate my direct communication and attempts to clarify ambiguity, while they prefer keeping things generic and ambiguous for spontaneity.

I just feel like it's the root cause of all conflicts.

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Hold up: just because you’re a “direct and unambiguous communicator” doesn’t mean you’re a good or even effective communicator; that’s just marginal communication and interpersonal skills - this has nothing to do with consulting.

Good consultants are ones who know how to tailor their language and communication style to their audience in order to elicit certain information or to guide them to a goal that is in someone’s best interest.

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I think you’d have a direct approach independent of consulting and chose this as a career partly because it aligned with this approach. Banking people are even worse than us.

I’m the same way and try soften my approach / discussions to appeal to their sensitivities

I feel like I should be more direct & business like in both career and personal life

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