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How loyal are you ?

Asked by Highbrow (366 points ) December 12th, 2012

1)Do you stick to one thing or one person in life?
2)Have you ever betrayed anyone’s trust before?

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Bluefreedom's avatar

1. I’ve invested 19 years in a military career so I have definitely stuck with that for almost half of my life now. In my first and now my second marriage, I’ve stuck with both of those persons exclusively and not wandered outside of those relationships.

2. No, I have never betrayed a trust that I can remember and will never do so. It’s not in my nature to do that.

3. Yes, I have harmlessly flirted with someone from the opposite sex while in a relationship. Both that person and I knew it was completely innocuous because both of us were in relationships and we have been friends for more than 10 years and always joke around with each other.

4. I think infidelity is cruel, mean spirited, injurious to relationships, and sad. My first wife cheated on me and it was one of the catalysts to us getting divorced. When I found out she was cheating on me, it felt like I got kicked in the stomach about a dozen times in a row. I have not and will not ever cheat on someone because I know what it feels like to be a victim of it and I wouldn’t put someone else through that, ever. If I was in a relationship that was going sour or had lost it’s spark or energy or intimacy or whatever, I would choose to end it rather than look for what I needed in someone else while still in a relationship with another person.

5. It would probably depend on how serious it was and whether or not I could seperate truth from fiction or rumor. It was slanderous or offensive rumor mongering, I would most likely address the issue with the person directly and straighten that situation out right away. If it was petty, unharmful, and inane blathering, I would probably chalk it up to the person being immature and stupid and just wash my hands of them altogether because I don’t need to associate with or be around people like that.

Coloma's avatar

1.) I am loyal to those that earn my respect, I am not loyal to any job or institution or those that I lose respect for. I can move on easily with hardly a backwards glance if something is not working out.

2.) Never. I am huge on having personal integrity.

3.)Not intentionally, but, I am a naturally gregarious and comedic type and being a female this if often misconstrued as a “come on” to men that have egos the size of a small country.
Not my problem, get over yourself.

4.) Infidelity is cowardly and just plain wrong. Duh!

5.) I’d most likely set them straight and then never have anything to do with them again.
Backstabbing gossips are as bad as cowardly infidels.

KNOWITALL's avatar

1)Do you stick to one thing or one person in life?
*Yes.

2)Have you ever betrayed anyone’s trust before?
*Yes. (When I thought it was absolutely necessary only)

3)Have you ever harmlessly flirted with the opposite sex despite being in a relationship?
*Yes, it’s not infidelity to flirt.

4)What do you think about infidelity?
*I think it’s natural and understandable, but morally reprehensible unless both parties agree in advance.

5)If you overheard someone say something offensive about your family, how would you react?
*I’d confront them immediately and they’d probably regret it pretty quickly.

CheshireCatsWit's avatar

1. Sticking to one thing is not really my style… I switch a lot when it comes to items, objects and technology. Sticking to a person? I really have no idea, I have never been in a ‘romantic’ relationship. I consider romantic relationships sometimes a hindrance but if you’re referring to friends then yes, loyalty to friends is absolutely necessary UNLESS they prove to be something negative.
2. Yes I have. However, it was for the right thing. In the end, no one got hurt.
3. No. As I said before, never have been in a relationship. It would be a lie, however, if I said I didn’t want one. I blame curiosity.
4. I’d say it’s wrong. I have no experience in this though so my opinions are not accurate.
5. I would probably ask them why they were even talking about my family and probably spout some speech about leaving people’s private lives alone. If they continue I’ll probably choose to strike their ego but I wouldn’t stoop so low as to start insulting their family.

burntbonez's avatar

1)Do you stick to one thing or one person in life?
Not so far.

2)Have you ever betrayed anyone’s trust before?
Probably. Who hasn’t? Can’t think of an example, though.

3)Have you ever harmlessly flirted with the opposite sex despite being in a relationship?
Sure.

4)What do you think about infidelity?
Breaking trust is hurtful.

5)If you overheard someone say something offensive about your family, how would you react?
I would note it and remember and use that information when appropriate.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Once you’re in, you’re in. I am loyal. and don’t you make dirty jokes out of that.

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