Diplomacy

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When I am confronted with a situation that puts two people at comparison and I am expected to chose the better based on my preferences, rather than use what is lacking in one to compliment the other, I express my preference without stating qualities.

Examples:

Q: Who is more beautiful?

Me: I prefer her features to hers.

Q: Which food tastes better?

Me: My taste buds agrees with that taste than the other.

Q: Who is smarter?

Me: I prefer his representation of intelligence to hers.

Doing this makes me sleep better at night and at times earns me more friends.