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What are some positive words that you would use in replace of these words?

Disobident
Selective Hearing
Persistent
Argumentative
Disruptive
Destructive
Hyperactive

Example:

Distractible - Perceptive

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SparklingHope

Asked by SparklingHope at 3:37 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (6)

  • argumentative-opinionated

    That's the only one I can really turn into a positive, and I want to add that I don't find persistent to be a negative word to begin with. However, you could also say strong-willed. :)
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 3:40 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Disobident - free spirit
    Selective Hearing - daydreamer
    Persistent - is this negative?
    Argumentative - passionate
    Disruptive - excited
    Destructive - strong
    Hyperactive - energized

    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 3:44 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Disobedient ~ willful or strong-willed

    Selective hearing ~ focused

    I think persistent is actually the more positive word for stubborn. :-)

    Argumentative ~ Passionate (my DH says this about me and a few members of my family. He likes to say we're passionate about being passionate. lol)

    Hyperactive or wild ~ I try to say ENERGETIC instead

    I'd have to think about these two:
    Disruptive
    Destructive

    I'll also add one more I like to say differently:
    shy ~ cautious, slow to warm up, observant, introspective (sometimes goes w/ shyness, not always)


    I'd have to go back and look, but the Raising Your Spirited Child has some examples of this kind of thing. The same traits can be negative or positive depending on how extreme they are.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 3:56 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Disobident - eager
    Selective Hearing - busy/distracted
    Persistent - strong willed
    Argumentative -debater
    Disruptive- bored
    Destructive - angry
    Hyperactive - must be excited

    Aries46845

    Answer by Aries46845 at 3:57 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Disobident Independant
    Selective Hearing Men?? lol
    Persistent I think this is a good thing
    Argumentative Opinionated
    Disruptive Interactive
    Destructive Curious
    Hyperactive Energetic

    logansmommy711

    Answer by logansmommy711 at 4:05 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • lol @ logansmommy711 for the selective hearing. :)

    Awesome answers everyone!
    SparklingHope

    Comment by SparklingHope (original poster) at 5:40 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

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