Defensive People Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 48 Quotes About Defensive People

#1. Parents sometimes feel that if they don't criticize their child, their child will never learn. Criticism doesn't make people wantto change; it makes them defensive. - Author: Laurence Steinberg
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#2. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. They become rigid and defensive, and their self stops growing. - Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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#3. Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time. - Author: Merlin Olsen
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#4. It's natural for people to protect what they know instead of leaping into the unknown, and managers are no exception. Managers might even be worse, as the politics they rely on to survive can make them more entrenched and defensive. - Author: Scott Berkun
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#5. It's so much easier for me to talk about my life in front of two thousand people than it is one-to-one. I'm a real defensive person, because if you were sensitive in my neighborhood you were something to eat. - Author: Richard Pryor
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#6. Marketing isn't done by computers, it's done by people. And people who sense opportunity and have the confidence to be remarkable will always defeat defensive actions by people who have given up. - Author: Seth Godin
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#7. People say that one of the most important things about being an actor is to have thick skin, but I don't think that's it. Because you can't just walk around being tough, you have to be able to be vulnerable to do this. So really, it's about not being defensive. - Author: Jess Weixler
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#8. The earlier you intervene, the less likely that people will get defensive. The more real-time and specific your feedback is, the easier it is for people to receive it and learn from it. The - Author: Jonathan Raymond
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#9. When the door opened, the three goons from the hall found me braced in a defensive stance, holding a full-sized horseman's glaive in front of me. As expected, all three of them stopped and stared. Eight-foot long polearms had that effect on people. - Author: Seanan McGuire
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#10. The Istiqlal was powerful, which did not at all coincide with his conception of it, nor with the picture the organization painted of itself: a purely defensive group of selfless martyrs who were willing to brave the brutality of the French in order to bring hope to their suffering countrymen. - Author: Paul Bowles
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#11. When we're playing a good scoring center, we tell our team that it is not our defensive man's job to stop the center. It's the responsibility of our perimeter people to stop the ball from going inside. - Author: Bobby Knight
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#12. My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it. - Author: Johnny Isakson
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#13. I didn't play in the NFL, and I didn't play defensive line. But football, at the fundamental level, is football. It's about motivating people and getting the best out of them. - Author: Brendan Daly
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#14. and many people are ego-defensive, meaning they can't admit when they've done something wrong because it makes them feel bad about themselves. So I thought instead of emphasizing self-esteem, - Author: Elise Ballard
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#15. At the point when adding people into the company feels like more work than the work that you can offload to the new employees, the defensive lineman has run around you and you probably need to start giving ground grudgingly. - Author: Ben Horowitz
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#16. A judgmental attitude helps neither ourselves nor others. Arguing or preaching rarely changes other people. Even if our opinions are justified, criticizing others usually makes them wary and defensive. And it takes our attention away from our own lives, which we can change. - Author: Diane Dreher
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#17. Guns can turn you into an insider even if you're an outsider by nature, recruiting you into a loose fraternity of people who feel embattled and defensive and are primally eager to win allies. - Author: Walter Kirn
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#18. You start talking about God and a lot of people are going to become very defensive. - Author: Ron Perlman
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#19. I owe 90 per cent of my life to people because I am a public figure, but 10 per cent is private to me. And I am not saying it in a defensive way. I feel my life has been made into a TV serial. - Author: Priyanka Chopra
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#20. Defensive devaluation is a protective device that makes love bad, trust unimportant and people "no darn good any way". People who have been deeply hurt in their relationships will often devalue love so it doesn't hurt so much. And they often become resigned to never loving again. - Author: Henry Cloud
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#21. He'll keep changing tacks, Marcia had said. It's the way he puts people on the defensive. Pretty soon he'll have you hitting out at where you think he's going to be, and he'll get you someplace else. - Author: Stephen King
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#22. Encryption ... is a powerful defensive weapon for free people. It offers a technical guarantee of privacy, regardless of who is running the government ... It's hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty. - Author: Esther Dyson
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#23. The most obvious defensive management ploys are prescriptive Methodologies ("My people are too dumb to build systems without them" ) and technical interference by the manager. Both are doomed to fail in the long run. - Author: Tom DeMarco
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#24. A defensive referendum is for avoiding war and to help keep the Taiwanese people free of fear. - Author: Chen Shui-bian
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#25. I used to feel defensive when people would say, 'Yes, but your books have happy endings', as if that made them worthless, or unrealistic. Some people do get happy endings, even if it's only for a while. I would rather never be published again than write a downbeat ending. - Author: Marian Keyes
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#26. Some people are hard to hold accountable because they are so helpful. Others because they get defensive. Others because they are intimidating. I don't think it's easy to hold anyone accountable, not even your own kids - Author: Patrick Lencioni
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#27. I am always and at once on the defensive, for example, when people speak of races and nations as if they were personalities and had souls and destinies and such like. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#28. The Jesus experience expanded people into a position where they didn't have to have defensive tribal lives, "God loves my people, my tribe, anddoesn't like yours." The Bible is full of such references. - Author: John Shelby Spong
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#29. It's a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I'm waiting for that first question. - Author: Hugh Leonard
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#30. I was a very defensive kid 'cause I was really sensitive underneath and didn't want people to know. So I came off as very tough and very angry. - Author: Pink
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#31. Gold Gloves are nice to have people mention. They're basically saying you're a pretty good defensive player along with everything else. But I was about the offensive side. - Author: Mike Schmidt
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#32. When people saw that the film was called 'White People,' many got very defensive. I've been getting some very interesting emails - and I'm used to hate mail, believe me. I think this idea that we grouped white people together is offensive to people. - Author: Jose Antonio Vargas
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#33. Once you can clearly describe what you are reacting to, free of your interpretation or evaluation of it, other people are less likely to be defensive when they hear it. - Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
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#34. At best, people are open to scrutinizing themselves and considering their blind spots; at worst, they become defensive and angry. - Author: Sheryl Sandberg
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#35. Toxically shamed people tend to become more and more stagnant as life goes on. They live in a guarded, secretive and defensive way. They try to be more than human (perfect and controlling) or less than human (losing interest in life or stagnated in some addictive behavior). - Author: John Bradshaw
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#36. Over the years, I've become barraged by comments from people, such as, 'Beam me up, Scotty!' and I became defensive. I felt they were derisive and engendered an attitude. I am grateful for the success, but didn't want to be mocked. - Author: William Shatner
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#37. With fandom, people are sensitive, and sometimes defensive, about their experiences. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#38. Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a relative who is hurting, depressed, or anxious - we get defensive and try to solve the problem rather than finding the truth in what the person is saying. - Author: David D. Burns
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#39. A great defensive effort. The one thing we have to do is make it hard for people to beat us. We're not worried about winning and losing, we just have to make the game hard - Author: John Calipari
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#40. People always talk about going on offensive runs. But you can go on defensive runs too - Author: Tom Thibodeau
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#41. People call you this or that. But I can't respond because then it seems like I'm defensive, you know, what does it matter, really? - Author: Bob Dylan
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#42. I am not too accusatorial or defensive by nature. I have always been kind of philosophical about it, remembering that it is just a game. People take these things too seriously. - Author: Steve Nash
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#43. But if they stripped all those labels off, people might be shocked to find a normal girl beneath. Who doesn't want to spend her days on the defensive. Who wants what everyone else wants. To be loved. - Author: Kim Harrington
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#44. People are so sensitive, people are so defensive. I agree with you. We have to learn to loosen up, lighten up, and laugh a little bit. - Author: Ainsley Earhardt
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#45. Everyone these days was defensive about their lives. Everyone had settled. - Author: Lorrie Moore
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#46. Ordinary people aren't going to give up emotions and inspiration just because science sniffs at subjectivity. Science shouldn't be so edgy and defensive. Vandals aren't going to smash their way into laboratories and throw Bibles at the equipment. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#47. And what happens a lot of times when - let's just speak specifically white and black - when white or black people feel misunderstood when it comes to talking about race, they immediately get defensive. - Author: Regina King
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#48. It is a Lancashire custom to be on the defensive. We anticipate jokes about rain, "bi gum," and Wigan; we expect people to peer at us through the thin layer of smoke they fancy they see around our heads. - Author: Sylvia Lovat Corbridge
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