Bitter, in my opinion, is when a someone has been given the short end of the stick somehow and is upset about it. Here there seems to be a bit of an "well, sucks to be you" attittude towards these people. Others are downright hostile. As someone who is sort of half and half between bitter and not bitter I get where these people are coming from. Why do bitter people get so much hate? The way I see it, they need constructive critisism and advice. Personally, I don't see a point behind outright attacking people who just need a good honest kick. I understand when bitter people start putting others down, but when they simply point out the obvious and immediately get verbally assulted, my heart goes out to them.
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Most Helpful Girl
The bitterness that is being referred to comes from the people who are outright rude, insulting, hateful people who absolutely refuse to see reason. They don't want to hear what you have to say unless it coincides with the way they think/feel. For instance, one posted his take in which he proceeded to put down every person he was referring to. Then, when people disagreed with hos point of view, instead of pursuing in a debate of the minds, he verbally attacked and insulted the opinion poster. When some tried to reason with him, he got more aggressive and hostile. This is a bitter and hateful person.2
Most Helpful Guy
I agree. Bitter people can take their frustrations out on people which is bad because people aren't guilty of anything, but the anger on its own is justified. When you wind up in a difficult position it's rough and I don't blame anyone for getting frustrated. They are often very aggressive when they try to speak about it, because it's usually when they're having a particularly bad day that they decide to voice their troubles.
Getting shitty with them in turn helps no one. Not getting what they want created their bitterness, yet we demand they stop being bitter they can get want they want. That reinforces their negative attitudes about people. Instead, I'd like to melt their bitterness with kindness, sympathy, empathy and affection.0