Do you consider yourself to be an authoritative person or a submissive person? A

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  1. nehanatu86 profile image86
    nehanatu86posted 5 years ago

    Do you consider yourself to be an authoritative person or a submissive person? And why?

  2. Anjili profile image80
    Anjiliposted 5 years ago

    I believe I fall on the authoritative side considering the fact that I get whatever I put my mind and effort to attain through justifiable means. Submissiveness will depend on what is at hand and the goal in my mind.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Anjili.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Both, in a roundabout way. I consider myself very independent, but I also hate conflict. I guess the situation itself would depend on which role I have to take to handle it.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Georgie. That was short, sweet & crisp. Very well put! smile

  4. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    Normally, I am an authoritative person. I try to be in control of my situations at all times - not leaving the outcome to someone else. But, I also recognize when it is in my best interest to let someone else make the decisions, so I would be submissive in that situation. For example, when it comes to determining where the furniture goes in the house, I am in control of that. But, when it comes to handling the money (since I am a little challenged in that area) I let my husband handle that. I write the checks, but I submit to allowing him to determine what, when, where, and how everything gets paid. He's good at it and life runs more smoothly. For me, it's a matter of recognizing what my strengths are and taking control when I believe I know what's best for me - not in a selfish way, but in an overall way - like what's best for the household.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Marlene for the detailed response. smile

  5. moonfairy profile image79
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    it depends on the situation. I'm authoritative when I need to be and submissive when I need to be..I tend to read a situation and then decide what action to take.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thats really good moonfairy. smile Adapting yourself to the situation and acting accordingly..

  6. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 5 years ago

    I'd say I'm authoritative - but I'll go along with whatever you say :-)

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response Greensleeves smile

  7. FanOfStuff profile image60
    FanOfStuffposted 5 years ago

    Depends on the time and situation. Though very much a typical type A personality, I tend to lean more towards the authoritative; however, I do so enjoy the opposite and let people make the decisions once in a while. But only if it's what I want to do.

    (Lol)

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response FanofStuff smile

  8. Parks McCants profile image71
    Parks McCantsposted 5 years ago

    As a father of three, the oldest brother of 11, and a business owner, employer, my job discription does'nt include submissive. My wife may have another slant on it! (:

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response Parks. Great! As long as it works for you smile

  9. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 5 years ago

    Both.  If you want to lead you need to learn and learning y mistake is not always the best way.

    Being authoritative all the time will deny you some great opportunity to learn.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said cebutouristspot. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. wqaindia profile image45
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    nehanatu86, One need to be submissive and authoritative as well. While dealing with others may it be seniors or juniors, one must be polite and submissive but if something wrong is enforced upon you and you are convinced that you are 100% correct, you must exercise your authority as as Truth must not be suppressed.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you wqaindia. Agreed!... When the situation calls for it, I think one needs to be at least assertive if not authoritative.

  11. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I tend to be both depending on what day the question is asked. I learned to be authoritative when I became a mother.  But I also can be submissive in the sense that I am quite content to let someone else lead the parade.

    I have no problem speaking my mind and no one controls me, but if someone wants to take the lead in certain situations, let them have it.

    Unless it has to do with my kids....:-)

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response duffsmom... So nice to hear that. Seems like you've learnt how to strike the right balance. smile

  12. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I enjoy having someone of authority above me. It helps me not make all of the main decisions. Honestly, I'm not entirely submissive. Stating my mind is what I believe in, and most rules were created by flimsy managers. Depends on the person in authority.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Iburmaster.

  13. profile image0
    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    Im whatever the situation calls for. I have the ability to do both.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thats nice Beth. :)Thanks for your answer.

  14. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    I am an authoritative person,  can reason with you but would rather have the final decision

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer DDE.

  15. abbykorinnelee profile image72
    abbykorinneleeposted 5 years ago

    I am definately not a submissive person because I believe that shows weakness.  I do know that I am an authoritative parent and not authoritarian but I am not sure if that is what I am as a person.

    1. nehanatu86 profile image86
      nehanatu86posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your views abbykorinnelee.

 
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