Becoming A Better Communicator with Descriptive Words

Once upon a time I enjoyed flipping through a dictionary to discover new words and their meanings, but when I was told writing was not a real job, I stopped. After all, I trusted those people because they were in more authoritative jobs and made more money than I made. But putting our life choices in someone else’s hands robs us of the life we are meant to have and no one pays a higher price than we do.

Back on my own path now, I’m diving back into word exploration with a dictionary and a thesaurus because I realized my language had become lazy and nondescript, which is not a good thing for a writer or even for someone who wants other people to better understand what they are saying or writing.

Listening to the non-defining and/or approval words coming out of my mouth or sliding off my fingers onto the keyboard, I am aghast realizing how much I’ve succumbed. And knowing change happens only with conscious effort, one of the first words I want to eliminate from my vocabulary is “awesome.” Making the task easier is discovering a long list of alternative words to choose:

Formal Adjectives:

Alarming

Amazing

Awe-Inspiring

Beautiful

Breathtaking

Daunting

Dreadful

Exalted

Fearsome

Formidable

Frantic

Frightening

Grand

Horrifying

Imposing

Impressive

Intimidating

Magnificent

Majestic

Moving

Overwhelming

Striking

Stunning

Stupefying

Stupendous

Terrifying

Unforgettable

Wonderful

Non-formal adjectives:

Clean outta sight

Far-out

Mind-blowing

 

From the Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus, Revised & Updated 2010

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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June 2, 2019 

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“The Most Important Factor in a Relationship is Not Communication, But Respect”

As an author and creative myself, I don’t want to infringe on another’s copyright, but the thing is, in this case, I visited Mark Manson’s site to read his original article, but frankly, though I appreciate the wisdom shared about long-lasting healthy relationships, as creator of the “Respect Scale” as part of my concept, book, company, and global initiative, I had a lot to learn about respect also.

As a result of what I have learned and embraced, I am put off reading Mark’s article because of the title of his book. The reason is a higher “Respect Level” translates into not using profanity or other means to put down other people, but to live and let live without judgment and/or condemnation.

On that note, because of the disrespect I received and therefore dished out until I learned new ways to interact with people, I’m going to share Justin Brown’s post instead and let people choose which author’s article they prefer to read because overall, I do find the insights and wisdom helpful as I work on further developing my relationship skills.

Click below to read Justin Brown’s article and click inside the article to go to Mark Manson’s version.

https://ideapod.com/every-successful-relationship-successful-10-exact-reasons/

Thanks for writing and sharing Justin and Mark.

More validation of why you want more respect in your life … to give and receive. Learn how by visiting your favorite ebook retailer and reading one or more of the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle books. Stay tuned for two more ebooks in the works, Broken People Break People and Respect … The Way Back Into Love.

February 8, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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