I say what I think and get it right in the face

You’re trying to be transparent about your opinions, and that keeps biting you back? Mara’s advice to nuance your communications might help you.

You want to be transparent; this is in your nature and you don’t like political squabbles. You are animated by best intentions, yet, your words can be distorted which lends you intentions that aren’t yours. Does this make you want to throw in the towel and no longer take responsibility? Rest assured! There are solutions!

First good news: you aren’t the only one! How many political newcomers have made the bitter experience. Second good news: you can improve your communications without having to sell your soul!

So, yes to transparency, but with a few rules: