Definition of Directness: the quality of being plain and straightforward.
Synonyms of Directness: fairness, frankness, honesty, simplicity, forthrightness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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We feel safe around direct, honest people.
Directness saves time and energy.

It helps us own our power.
It creates respectful relationships.

It feels safe to be around direct, honest people.
Be one. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

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So much of our communication can reflect our need to control.
We say what we think others want to hear.

We try to keep others from getting angry, feeling afraid, going away, or disliking us.
But our need to control traps us into feeling like victims and martyrs.

Freedom is just a few words away.
Those words are our truths.

We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

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