Verbal Attack Pattern 12
"(HEDGE), but (X)."


  • "(X) is an absolutely awful thing."
  • "I'm so nice!"
  • "You should feel very guilty about (X)."
This is anothe Placater Attack. The (HEDGE) is something along the lines of "You KNOW I'd never tell you what to do..." or "I KNOW it's none of my business...", etc.

  • Ignore (X).
  • "I want you to know that I appreciate the way you resist the temptation to interfere. Not everyone has your good manners."
The attacker already admitted that it's your business and yours alone, so the is no reason to discuss (X) with them. This response will end discussion on the subject.

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