I.M. Defensive 2 Nov 2020
Normal persons will defend themselves when attacked by a danger. When I do have an over-response, I am defensive.
If I am asked a question and I give a long and vague answer, perhaps I simply do not have a good answer and I should admit that.
The questioner will feel irritated with a clumsy answer. A simple question should have a simple answer.
When I am in an interview with a job application, it does not help me to be defensive. I need to give clear answers, and avoid clumsy behaviour. Some practice may help.
Jesus Lord, teach me to give concise and simple answers to simple questions. Let my yes be yes and my no be no. Deliver me from fear of not performing well enough!