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My preference would be empathy. But if you want to emphasize that it is a failure of reasoning or perception, rather than an emotional lack, I'd suggest 'insight'. insight noun penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth.


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In child development psychology, the ability to conceive of an alternate point of view is called decentering (definition 2, though in this reference slightly refactored to a literary meaning) and is considered one of the major steps in cognitive development. This is sometimes converted into a noun as decentration.


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I'd call such a person inconsiderate/thoughtless. not giving enough thought to other people’s feelings or needs The quality they lack would be consideration/thoughtfulness. the quality of being sensitive towards others and thinking about their wishes and feelings Notice the definition talks about thinking/giving thought to rather than ...


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One option is to call the person a fabulist. Here is Merriam-Webster's definition of the term (from the Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary): fabulist n (1593) 1 : a creator or writer of fables 2 : LIAR If the person grossly exaggerates the success of the programs he or she is involved with, you might consider referring to the person as a Baron Munchausen, ...


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Someone who publicizes the accomplishments or the attractions of something is a promoter, and we all know that promotion can often be independent of the actual merits of the thing being promoted. By emphasizing the skill of the promoter, you subtly suggest that the promotion outweighs the actual production --thus you might modify the phrase as skilled ...


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I like either: “In order to [better] address the problem” or “In order to confront the problem [head-on]"


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I'm going to look into this problem carefully and try to find the best solution. look into - check into something; see into something Fig. to investigate something. TFD e.g. "I'll have to look into that matter personally and find a solution."


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All the expressions in the OP - bananas, crazy, insane, bonkers - are adequate stand-ins for "nuts". If by "polite," you mean "formal," then no, they are not polite, but colloquial (commonly used) expressions. An alternative: the behavior was exasperating, it tested my tolerance, and "drove me to distraction.


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What they lack: Wisdom -Wiki the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Some people are highly intelligent and yet they lack wisdom. What they are: Psychopath -TFD A person who engages repeatedly in criminal and antisocial behavior without remorse or empathy for those victimized. Or ...


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The notions of subjectivity, subjective impressions, and subjective idealism are used to describe several of the varieties of solipsists mentioned in this Wikipedia entry about solipsism, which leads me to conclude that objectivity is perhaps a trait/quality that solipsists lack (vocabulary[dot]com).


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Consider inner-directed and other-directed. As described by sociologist David Reisman, these archetypal personalities are characterized as follows: Inner-directed people tended to be more rigid and confident; they embodied certain Protestant ethic values and were motivated by individual aspiration and ambitions. The other-directed personality type ...


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I would address it To the Adjudicator. This is nice and specific and lets the recipient know that the letter is specifically intended for them, as opposed to a general 'Dear Sir/Madam' or 'To whom it may concern' which could be received by anybody.


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This may be the right tone. Embroider: verb (Merriam-Webster on line) 2 : elaboration by use of decorative and often fictitious detail also Embroidery.


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One possibility is embellisher meaning one who embellishes To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. To add ornamental or fictitious details to: a fanciful account that embellishes the true story. For something comparable to "bullshit artist", you could use accomplished embellisher. Example Jeff Golding, man of letters, ...


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If you aren't set on a single word, you could phrase it like this: "These people elevate X to an art form" Where X is your favorite polite synonym for bulls***ing. Google books


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A more formal term for a bullshit artist is hyperbolist. Hyperbolist n. 1. One who uses hyperboles. - Webster's 1913 hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. - Google


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Blaguer [TFD] blague (blɑːɡ) noun 1. pretentious but empty talk; nonsense [C19: from French] hence ˈblaguer n If you admire the technique of the BSA you could try Flâneur


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Short answer: use contractions where appropriate. The idea behind banning contractions is to avoid upsetting people who entertain the delusion that there’s something wrong with using them in a formal context. Before you decide that you don’t want to risk offending such people (in case there are any still living), it is important to beware the dangers of ...



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