I am hoping to get some help. I have always been told that I am the most sarcastic person people have ever met. After 20 years, I decided to dive a little deeper to see if I fit the definition. It turns out I do not fit the definition of sarcastic. I also don't fit any of the others either, such as: sardonic, dry sense of humor, snarky, etc.
I am very direct but not in a bossy way. For instance, when a co-worker snaps at me because of their mood, I will bring attention to it but not in an ugly way. An example:
ummmmm.....so not sure what's going on with allll THAT, but Ima need you to calm yourself before talking to me like that.
This, in turn, makes the co-worker laugh and recognize the way it came across. I always am direct, but I am direct in a way that makes others laugh and is not offensive.
I have been told many, many times that I say and get away with saying things that most would never even think of saying because of my personality. If others were to say the things I say, there would be a fight or trouble. However, when I say it, people laugh and "know my personality."
I would like to know what this would be called. I am never rude and never make someone feel bad. In fact, quite the opposite; those that are in a fowl mood usually lighten up.
This is how I am about 95% of the time. Other times (when I feel strongly about my position), I am direct and dead serious (but still not ugly).
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! A