Posted by Jan den Breejen (188.8.131.52) on July 03, 2003 at 00:39:43:
This is certainly a mix type. This person knows exactly what to do to make other people feel worst or even more worse; and in a way that it doesn't seem so; the implicitness of the verbal agression makes that he can't be attacked himself because of what he says. I think this is what Millon means with the Negativistic Personality (subtype of Leisurely Style); its a kinda sabotaging / draining the joy of life of other persons, perhaps motivated by jealousy.
Of Unseasonableness; or Ignorance of due convenient times
UNSEASONABLENESS is a troublesome bourding and assaulting of those, with whom we have to do. An unseasonable fellow is he, who coming to his friend when he is very busy, interrupts him, and obtrudes his own affairs to be deliberated and debated: or cometh a gossiping to his Sweet-heart, when she is sick of an ague. His manner is likewise to intreat him to solicit or intercede for him, who is already condemn'd for suretyship. He selleth his horse to buy hay: produceth his witnesses, when judgement is given: inveigheth against women, when he is invited to a marriage. Those that are very weary with a long journey, hee invites to walk. Oftentimes, rising out of the middest of many, which sit about him, as if he would recount some strange accident, tells them for news an old tedious tale, which they all knew to be trivial before. He is very forward to undertake those things, which men are un willing to do, or in modesty refu.e. Those which sacrifice and feast he makes great love to, hoping to get a snatch. If a man beat his servant in his presence, he will tell him that he had a boy that he himself beat after that fashion, who hanged himself presently after. If he be chosen Arbitrator betwixt two at difference, which desire earnestly to be accorded, he sets them out further then ever they were before.
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