The Political Filter

A handy 1-10 scale measuring the level of diplomacy in a statement or exchange.
-1 – rude, hostile
0 – emotionally honest
1 – blunt
2-3 – frank and direct
4-6 – normal politeness
7-8 – diplomatic flattery. marketing-speak.
10 – obfuscated so as to prevent understanding. consultants and lawyers.
12 – deliberately communicates different things to different listeners

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