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Out-positive / Agreement url

Don’t you agree that guaranteed basic income would reduce poverty?

  1. I must admit, when you’re right, you’re right.
  2. That’s exactly what I think.
  3. I think that’s an idea whose time has come.
  4. That would be neat.
  5. I agree that it’s as simple as that.
  6. I see your point.
  7. I have a funny feeling that time will bear that out.
  8. Amen!
  9. You couldn’t be more right.
  10. I believe that the data will validate what you are saying.

Don’t you agree that guaranteed basic income would reduce poverty?

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Out-negative / Push away url

I won’t do it

  1. I don’t feel like it.
  2. It’s not my cup of tea.
  3. I will do no such thing.
  4. It just isn’t for me.
  5. I need that like a hole in the head.
  6. Leave me out of it.
  7. I don’t have time for that nonsense.
  8. That’s none of your business.
  9. That’s out of the question.
  10. Under no circumstances!
  11. Not on your life.
  12. Nothing doing.

I won’t do it

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In-negative / Explaining url

Hitting the neighbor's dog with a car

  1. It took me completely by surprise.
  2. It came out of the blue.
  3. It really threw me for a loop.
  4. I take full responsibility for it.
  5. The experience has shaken me to the core.
  6. I had to make a split second decision.
  7. I had to save my own skin.
  8. It scared me half to death.
  9. It really shook me up.
  10. It’s a very unusual occurrence.
  11. How do you think I feel?
  12. Do you think I did it on purpose?
  13. I don’t know what to say.
  14. When push comes to shove, it’s not something I could have prevented.
  15. It was a freak accident.
  16. It happened in a blink of an eye.
  17. It sent shivers up my spine.

Hitting the neighbor's dog with a car

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Taking bad tasting medicine

  1. It all goes into the same stomach.
  2. Life’s not a bowl of cherries.
  3. Is that so terrible?
  4. It could be worse.
  5. It’s not all that bad.
  6. You have to take the good with the bad.

Taking bad tasting medicine

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Out-negative / Anger url

Stop what you are doing-1

  1. Now cut that out.
  2. Will you cut the crap?
  3. I’m not going to permit that type of activity happening in my house.
  4. Cut it out, stop that right now.
  5. Hold it right there.
  6. I’m telling you once and for all.
  7. See that it doesn’t happen again.
  8. Watch your step.
  9. If you want to know how I will react if you do that, just try me.
  10. Drop the subject.
  11. If you think I’m going to sit back and let you say things like that to me, you have another guess coming.
  12. That will be enough of that.
  13. Don’t you dare!
  14. Just leave it alone.
  15. Woah, hold your horses!
  16. You must be out of your cotton-picking mind!

Stop what you are doing-1

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Out-negative / Push away url

I don’t want to do it

  1. That’s the last thing I want.
  2. I’m not crazy about it.
  3. I’m not in the mood.
  4. No thank you.
  5. Thanks but no thanks.
  6. That gives me the creeps.
  7. I wouldn’t do that for all the money in the world.
  8. For me it’s just a big turnoff.
  9. Do your own dirty work.
  10. That’s not my problem.
  11. That’s not my cup of tea.
  12. I’m not going to stoop so low as to do something like that.
  13. That’s of no concern to me.
  14. It doesn’t float my boat.
  15. I don’t feel like it.

I don’t want to do it

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Out-neutral / Observation url

About Others - Negative-1

  1. He’s got egg all over his face.
  2. It will be on his head.
  3. He’s given her every chance.
  4. She’s taking her own sweet time.
  5. She’s a bundle of nerves.
  6. He’ll see red.
  7. The odds are against them.
  8. She dumped him like a hot potato.
  9. She’s in a state of shock.
  10. It’s hard not to feel sorry for him.
  11. He’s making life miserable for himself.
  12. He’s got a few under his belt.
  13. Who in their right mind would do something like that?
  14. They sound like a bunch of bozos.

About Others - Negative-1

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

I’m trying to see your viewpoint-3

  1. That’s the first sensible thing you’ve said all day.
  2. Tell me something I don’t already know.
  3. I know where you’re at.
  4. Don’t keep me in the dark.
  5. What do you mean by that?
  6. Why do you say that?
  7. Tell me in layman’s terms.
  8. How can you say that?
  9. What do you think about it?
  10. What makes you say that?
  11. There’s nothing good you can say about it?
  12. What does that have to do with it?
  13. Is that what you’re driving at?
  14. I don’t know if I’ve answered your question or not.
  15. I’m bending over backwards to see things your way.

I’m trying to see your viewpoint-3

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In-positive / Determination url

Writer writing a novel

  1. This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
  2. I’m going to do it slowly, getting my feet wet gradually step by step.
  3. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time.
  4. I’ll hit the ground running.
  5. Now I really have to buckle down and get to work.
  6. Ready or not here I come.
  7. Another day and I’m up at the crack of dawn.
  8. I’ve paid my dues.
  9. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  10. I feel like I have boundless energy.
  11. I’m making progress, slowly but surely.
  12. I want to put some finishing touches on it before I wrap it up.

Writer writing a novel

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Out-positive / Friendship url

After not seeing someone for a while

  1. I was just thinking about you.
  2. We have a lot of catching up to do.
  3. Let’s pick it up where we left off.
  4. Long time no see.
  5. Where have you been hiding yourself, it seems like you dropped off the face of the earth.
  6. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
  7. Welcome back, it’s so good to see you.
  8. I haven’t stopped thinking about you since the last time we got together.
  9. It seems like you’ve been gone forever.
  10. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  11. I missed you.
  12. How have you been doing, stranger?

After not seeing someone for a while

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Out-negative / Annoyed url

You are lying-1

  1. You’re lying through your teeth.
  2. You’re as phony as a two dollar bill.
  3. Don’t start with that whole song and dance.
  4. You’re full of hot air.
  5. Just cut the bull.
  6. Don’t hand me that baloney.
  7. It’s a pack of lies.
  8. You speak with fork tongue.
  9. I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re withholding from me a very important piece of information.
  10. That’s utter nonsense.
  11. Don’t give me that crap.
  12. Cut the baloney.
  13. Oh give me a break, will you?
  14. I smell a rat.
  15. Do you expect me to believe that?
  16. Oh, give me a break!

You are lying-1

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Out-positive / Concern url

To a friend who is very depressed

  1. Don’t go bonkers on me.
  2. What’s wrong now?
  3. What’s on your mind?
  4. I hate seeing you like this.
  5. You look like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.
  6. What are you so edgy about?
  7. Has the cat got your tongue?
  8. It’s good for you to get out once in a while.
  9. It seems as if you don’t know whether you’re coming or going.
  10. I’ll do anything I can.
  11. How can I ease your burden?
  12. I won’t be judgmental.
  13. I'm on your side.
  14. What’s come over you?
  15. Perhaps there are some things that I can take off your hands.
  16. Take things one day at a time.
  17. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
  18. Take each day as it comes.
  19. Always know that I’m here for you.
  20. Sometimes it’s darkest just before the dawn.
  21. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
  22. Pull yourself together.
  23. Hold on tight, it will be alright.

To a friend who is very depressed