Are honesty and integrity distinguishing characteristics of your speech?
Am I swift to hear and slow to speak, avoiding long heated debates?
Am I careful to say what I mean, avoiding sarcasm, excessive politeness and self aggrandizement designed to impress people?
Strike “I am starved” from your vocabulary. When you are hungry, say that you are hungry and save starvation for the real thing. What other ways do you exaggerate in your speaking?
In what ways can you speak more directly?
Interesting to think about.