Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 4 weeks ago

Is there a term for this type of selective downplaying/overemphasizing?

If a boss wants to downplay something, for example, the amount of time needed to do something, they will say, “Just do X task, it only took, what, 30 minutes last time?” - but it took 2 hours.

Or if they want to overemphasize something you are asking for, they will say, “I don’t know if we can approve 100 extra X, but I’ll see what I can do.” - but you only asked for 60 X.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Both are examples of passive aggressive behavior.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    its  being unfair and maybe you should talk to your boss about it

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