indirect ひねくれた

December 23, 2016 =========

☆  indirect  ひねくれた


When someone is indirect, they suggest or refer to something without actually mentioning or stating it clearly. I often feel that the Japanese language is very indirect, and that communication goes in an indirect way before getting to the final point.

Is this true, or is it a stereotype that I have believed by mistake? I found this interesting article about cultures and direct versus indirect communication styles:

It even has tips for direct people and indirect people for talking with others, which could be helpful if you do feel that you use an indirect style but have to deal with other people or cultures that use a more direct style, or vice versa.