I donít think Iím particularly brilliant at negging so Iím trying to improve my technique. There was a work related social gathering in a bar at the end of the day, and I was talking to this girl who works on a different floor to me. She is a very outgoing a HB8 who thinks a lot of herself. Iíve spoken to her a few times before where we got on fairly well, but not in the last few months as we rarely bump into each other.
For some reason we were talking about birthdays and star signs, and when she mentioned she was a Libra, I made the comment in a jokey voice, ďI donít really get on with LibrasĒ. She then said in a kind of surprised voice ďwhat about me?Ē
I then replied ďwell, I donít really know you well enough to form an opinion, so my opinion of you is neutralĒ Whilst her reaction wasnít brilliant and she wasnít really laughing, she seemed just as friendly to me afterwards as she was before.
Was this a neg on my part or a poor attempt at one? What would you have said in order to make it a more effective neg?