Stolen from DrReid: are you a pragmatic or principled?
Thanks. In that case no, I'm open to compromise.
I think I'm pragmatic.
Oh Skinner, you are a stinker! I voted principled. I am pragmatically principled. Or is it principledly pragmatic? The first one sounds better, so that's the one I chose.
No, that doesn't help. I'm fully conversant w/definition of each. Confused how they are *opposites*. Pragmatic vs Principled? Pragmatic vs Idealistic. Principled vs Unethical. Someone can be principled & pragmatic w/o contradiction. I would say both.
Good for you, I just thought you could pick one over the other.
Are these opposites? Please explain or link. Are one of these being redefined or used in a way with which I'm not familiar?
Hopefully these help.
Principled. Pretty sure that means that I believe there are absolutes and truths?
I'm pretty sure that's backwards
It's basically that you don't compromise with the other party
I think most of us have some of both, I hope so.
Okay. Before I was just confused. Now, I don't care. I asked for context you gave me definition. Neither term has greater meaning, weight, or value. With no context w/which to weight one greater than other, either choice has no purpose. Both.
Maybe I've taken too many SAT type tests!
Pragmatism is best