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straight-forwardness

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  • It reported on a newÂstudyÂin theÂJournal of Personality and Social Psychology in which the researchers concluded that people who characterized themselves as being "agreeable," and who valued character traits like modesty, altruism, tender-mindedness and straight-forwardness earned an average of $7,000 less than their more combative colleagues.

    Richard Schiffman: Nice Guys Finish Last -- Or Do They?

  • On the other hand, I find his straight-forwardness and new ideas, refreshing.

    Obama Plays Down Berlin Speech - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Dukakis has an excellent reputation for honesty and straight-forwardness, qualities which have deflected much of the moral criticism that has plagued the other candidates.

    Is That Legal?: How Times Have Changed!

  • Dukakis has an excellent reputation for honesty and straight-forwardness, qualities which have deflected much of the moral criticism that has plagued the other candidates.

    Is That Legal?: April 2008 Archives

  • Katusha, and especially if he had been told that he could on no account join his life with that of a girl in her position, it might have easily happened that, with his usual straight-forwardness, he would have come to the conclusion that there could be no possible reason for him not to marry any girl whatever, as long as he loved her.

    Resurrection

  • Can't the little viper see the beauty, poetry, hilarity, and straight-forwardness in Kael's critiques?

    The Lights Go Down

  • Alas for the duty of straight-forwardness and dramatic unity!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • If sincerity is unquestioned, words, manners, actions have great liberty; but if words, manners and actions are lacking in straight-forwardness, it is time to question sincerity.

    Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes

  • And virtuous conduct is indicated by acquisition of knowledge, pilgrimage to sacred places, truthfulness, forbearance, purity and straight-forwardness.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • In sober seriousness, we have not as yet, in any journal or in any quarter, encountered such a handling of facts without gloves; such a rough-riding over old prejudices, timidities, and irresolution; such reckless straight-forwardness in declaring what should be done to settle the great dispute, or such laughing-devil sarcasm in ripping up dough-face weakness and compromising hesitation.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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