"Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree - Page 2 - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 07:36 PM
Beatles123's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,018
Points: 24,296
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

Niceness and work ethic are not mutually exclusive things. You can be good or bad at a job and be nice OR a dick.

However: One should always STRIVE for niceness unto their fellow man...always. We really undervalue the lasting importance of even the smallest kind or unkind act.

John Winston Ono-Lennon



Listen to me cut promos and other stuff!:


Last edited by Beatles123; 08-17-2019 at 07:37 PM.
Beatles123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 5,771
Points: 17,528
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

You need both. Sometimes nice people keep the workplace in check and are glue people. Useful assholes however are capable of great ideas if you can get over how shitty they are as people.

If everyone in a workplace is an asshole, it can implode with all the egos. If everyone is too nice and not bold enough, you can get stale.

It is up to a boss to see the value in EVERYONE, and put them in the right positions to make use of their individual personalities and talents.
llj is online now  
post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 07:55 PM
The Sundance Kid
CamillePunk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Posts: 17,872
Points: 57,458
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

Be diplomatic while representing your own interests. Don't be "nice".

CamillePunk is offline  
post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 08:17 PM
Upstart474's Avatar
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 253
Points: 798
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

You have to be competent at your job in order to keep your job in any field. In wrestling, it really does not matter if they are nice or assholes. I do believe mic skills and gimmick is slightly more important than in ring performer but I tend to like in ring performers more. In life, being nice is important toward moving huminity foward. In America, we are having too many shootings due to it.
Upstart474 is offline  
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 08:56 PM
li/<o's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So-cal
Posts: 1,768
Points: 1,136
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

I think this varies in your work area. For example I worked in retail 6 years and let me tell you being nice gets you very far with customers. Showing respect and as well showing knowledge gets you far the charisma let alone will draw the sale.

However even if your not nice, but very talented than that also work. But that depends in what environment you work in. For example if you are talented, but rude in programming you don't need much interaction just make an excellent program and your set.

So in a way I would disagree with your boss I think being nice is very important in life overall. However sometimes being a a dick well can get you far just depends on your situation.

As well why do people like Punk (I dont know about Sasha Banks shes like whatever to me) he just has great charisma. He is good at the mic can't deny that so that appeals to you and knows how to work a crowd.
li/<o is offline  
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 09:21 PM
tombstone blues
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 13,736
Points: 41,658
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

Incorrect, unless you're being nice to a serial killer

There has been an AEWakening... have you felt it?

The mark wars have begun again



RIP Robin


(space, space, space, force!)

deepelemblues is offline  
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 09:53 PM
Crona's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,336
Points: 861
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

I'd disagree, but I can see where your boss is coming from. I'd say that being kind is a talent for some and I do think it's important in terms of establishing any sort of strong interpersonal relationships regardless of context.

"Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side? Why aren't you laughing?"
Crona is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US
Posts: 16,051
Points: 8,361
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

talent and charisma trump everything. I made an intentional pun. Donald Trump is the president because of his charisma.

People will always look the other way or excuse shitty behavior if you're interesting or giving them what they want.
attituderocks likes this.
All Elite Wanking is offline  
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 03:45 AM
Tater's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aiea, Hawai'i
Posts: 8,019
Points: 10,447
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

I prefer to work alone for this exact reason. I don't have the patience to put up with stupidity or shittiness. Kill me before I ever have a job that does team building exercises.

If I were forced to choose, however, I'd go with nice and dumb over asshole with talent. Dumb can be trained. An asshole is always going to be an asshole. Most all animals can be trained to a certain extent. Even dumb humans. Except for cats. Because cats are assholes.
Crona likes this.

Tater is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 08:09 AM
You need to be yourself, you can't be no-one else.
UniversalGleam's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 6,683
Points: 21,958
Re: "Being nice is not important." Agree or disagree

I certainly think from experience that assholes tend to get more respect from people because they know they can't walk all over them. I honestly think that my biggest flaw is being too nice to people, you assume that because you care about people and look out for the interests that they will hold you in high regard......they don't, they just see you as a push over and therefore purely treat as a backup rather than a priority. Plus the minute you stop taking shit from people they look at you like you are a psychopath because they don't expect you to tell them to fuck off.

Generally speaking I think there is a good middle ground, you should treat people with respect but ultimately look out for yourself primarily. You need to make yourself happy at the end of the day. If someone compromises that then its time to tell them where to get off.

I certainly can't be arsed these days in faking politeness to people if they have shown no respect towards me.

"After it all you'll find out, you were always one us"

You can't give me a reason, I don't need one to shine, You can't give me a feeling 'cause it's already mine

1. Oasis 2. Queen 3. Angels and Airwaves 4. The cure 5. The Verve

Last edited by UniversalGleam; 08-18-2019 at 08:14 AM.
UniversalGleam is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome