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Results: Who Do You Prefer To Deal / Work with

I am male and prefer to work and deal with other males

6.25% • 2 votes

I am male and prefer to work and deal with females

21.88% • 7 votes

I am female and prefer to work and deal with males

21.88% • 7 votes

I am female and prefer to work and deal with other females

9.38% • 3 votes

I'm a Grumpy Git and don't get along with anybody. I hate people.

40.63% • 13 votes

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32 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 10:33 AM
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    Who do you get on best with?
    • #1
    • 8th Jul 18, 10:33 AM
    Who do you get on best with? 8th Jul 18 at 10:33 AM
    Who do you get on best with - Males or Females?

    Generally speaking of course, not in every situation.
    Or don't you get on with anybody?
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    • heatherw_01
    • By heatherw_01 8th Jul 18, 10:51 AM
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    • #2
    • 8th Jul 18, 10:51 AM
    • #2
    • 8th Jul 18, 10:51 AM
    Males and I am female.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 8th Jul 18, 11:41 AM
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    • #3
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:41 AM
    • #3
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:41 AM
    I'm going to be awkward again and choose an option that's not on your poll. I don't mind what gender I work/socialise with. Or any non-binary option not included, for that matter.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 8th Jul 18, 11:42 AM
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    • #4
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:42 AM
    • #4
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:42 AM
    My dog
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 8th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
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    • #5
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
    I am not a grumpy git ... but I don't particularly like most people I encounter. Women probably annoy me the most as they're more interested in stuff I have no interest in (makeup, clothes, shoes, kids, having their hair/nails done, shopping).
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 8th Jul 18, 11:50 AM
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    • #6
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:50 AM
    • #6
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:50 AM
    I prefer to work on my own.
    And I'm a grumpy git.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 8th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
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    • #7
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
    • #7
    • 8th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
    I find it hard to make friends so I tend to join 'cults' when I'm feeling lonesome. Matter of fact I'm having some Scientologists over for dinner this evening. Should be a hoot!
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 18, 12:09 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:09 PM
    • #8
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:09 PM
    Grumpy git. It's more extrovert vs introvert here: I find extroverts' constant neediness for social interaction utterly exhausting. Unfortunately the mainstream world of work is set up by extroverts, for extroverts.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 12:13 PM
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    • #9
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:13 PM
    • #9
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:13 PM
    I'm male (at least I was, last time I looked)
    I find females easier to get along with generally, but males who have both humerus's intact are usually ok too.

    One woman I used to work with told me that "You have a Barney with a bloke and he's forgotten it by tomorrow. If it's another woman, you probably won't speak for weeks".
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Jul 18, 12:15 PM
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    My dog
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I am not a grumpy git ... but I don't particularly like most people I encounter. Women probably annoy me the most as they're more interested in stuff I have no interest in (makeup, clothes, shoes, kids, having their hair/nails done, shopping).
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I prefer to work on my own.
    And I'm a grumpy git.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    All of these, with the exception of the first bit of Pastures New's post, coz I am a grumpy git.

    I can't tolerate anyone for more than about 5 minutes at a time.

    When I was more sociable I did find I got on better with males as, like Pastures New, I have nothing in common with most women.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • colinw
    • By colinw 8th Jul 18, 1:53 PM
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    Don!!!8217;t ask me I will never work people out, I would be happier on a dessert island I think
    • colinw
    • By colinw 8th Jul 18, 1:55 PM
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    Males and I am female.
    Originally posted by heatherw_01
    What about pandas? actually I find them far more fascinating than people
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 8th Jul 18, 2:08 PM
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    Another vote for dogs - they don't let you down.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 8th Jul 18, 3:34 PM
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    When I worked with people, I always reckoned that you had to get on with who was there.
    So wherever possible I did.

    I had trouble in the one department I worked in with a bullying clique. They thought they'd bully me when I wouldn't join in.
    But I won't be bullied. Either mentally or physically.
    So they had little joy of that.
    Worked with plenty of other really nice people in different departments at the same place.

    On the whole though, it's easier to work on your own. I did for years.
    I can go out for socialising. And choose who I socialise with.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 7:21 PM
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    Another vote for dogs - they don't let you down.
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha
    Or cats! I can usually rely on our Tomcat - nine yesrs old now and been with us since 5/6 weeks old. First showed his feelings for me as a very young kitten when I was laid up on the sofa, unable to move for a couple of days. He laid by my head for the duration of my illness, and since then, as far as it goes we've been the best of pals. Makes wife a bit jealous sometines. ..
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 8th Jul 18, 7:25 PM
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    In my experience (which I know is purely personal), I get on better with fellas than with ladies. Fellas tell it like it is, you don't have to worry about a subtext.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 8th Jul 18, 8:13 PM
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    Or cats! I can usually rely on our Tomcat - nine yesrs old now and been with us since 5/6 weeks old. First showed his feelings for me as a very young kitten when I was laid up on the sofa, unable to move for a couple of days. He laid by my head for the duration of my illness, and since then, as far as it goes we've been the best of pals. Makes wife a bit jealous sometines. ..
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Before we were married, Mrs G said that she thought I thought more of my cat than her. I asked her not to ask me to choose between them because the cat would win.

    She didn't and the cat became part of "us". He was even present at our wedding reception.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • DavidF
    • By DavidF 8th Jul 18, 9:23 PM
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    Man - No preference. Funny thing in my/our late teens into our late 20's we had a couple of girls who would go out on the town with us (group of guys). They both said it was simply because with guys you don't get thesame agro as they did when oput with ladies of that age group....Both had lots of feamle friends but just preferred a frinday night on town and off to a club with us guys lol. We all used to keep an eye out for them make sure nobody was taking the proverbial...ect ect.
    It's quite strange when you think a little deeper - As blokes we wouldn't hesitate to stitch up our fellow blokes....You know just practicle jokes and the like....And obvioulsy as men we NEVER complimented each other on new cloths or styles ect....I used to envy the way ladies always complimented each other even if the compliments weren't quite warranted - Blokes would NEVER DO THAT - If you looked sh...t then yes your mates would let you know but if you were looking anything approaching ok then no comment lol - Not just clothes/style either also driving test - I failed my 1st attempt - Blokes at work (building sites as apprentice electrician) gave me hell told me I should get a season ticket for bus/train/ Give up being a spark as I would never get a job because i was incapable of driving...taking bets on how many more attempts I would need ect ect ect....All in good fun and purely banter (The same guys would drop everything if i was ever in any trouble/heartache ect) - But flip that to a female friend of mine when she failed her 1st driving test and all her female freinds were like - You can do it, Examiner was harsh, Hurry up and rebook...the sky's the limitlol...all that sort of thing.
    Sorry for going off at a slight tangent but it is a subject that actually fascinates me a lot.
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 8th Jul 18, 9:24 PM
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    I'm another one who tends to get on with men better. Although my office is mostly women...

    That said - I do try and get on with everyone.
    ENFP - Assertive
    Officially in a clique of idiots

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 8th Jul 18, 9:41 PM
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    Don!!!8217;t ask me I will never work people out, I would be happier on a dessert island I think
    Originally posted by colinw
    I like the sound of that, an island of puddings.

    (Sorreee I know it's rude to pick on people's spelling etc., but couldn't resist that one.)
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


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